The gooseberry

10 03 2011

We used to find these cape gooseberries (Physalis peruviana) growing all over the forest where I grew up. They don’t orginate here but seem to grow very well just about anywhere. I used to hate the gooseberry jam we got at bording school, it was always very runny and messy! This fruit was from a bush at the corner of the house. It is unusual to find an intact fruit inside the “cage” of the sepals that have partially disintigrated though they do have a very long shelf life.

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