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29/06/2008


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GOOSEBERRIES - Anticipation

I have one small gooseberry bush, another freebie from my Dad. It doesn't bear much fruit, only enough for me to pick off to eat raw as I am going around my garden business. I would love more space for more bushes, I just love them, and maybe if I had more, I could make my favourite jam or my most favourite crumble. For the moment I shall just have to go out and buy them from someone else.

The Eat the Seasons website gives all the information you would ever need to know about a gooseberry.



I really like these Gooseberry Patch calendars which you can buy from Amazon. I must remember to get one for 2009!


16 comments:

Gina said...

I love goosberries too..my Pop used to grow heaps..he was a wonderful gardener...but his cherries were the best! I think they are quite striking and unusual to look at (the goosberries) The calendar looks like a good one :) Gx

Suburbia said...

I am sraight off to the site you rcomended! We have 2 bushes and they are always laden with friut, which is great, except no one wants to eat them!! I like them, I like the jam too and crumble but the children won't touch it! I'll swap you for some raspberries!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh I love gooseberries, I really must find some soon to make a crumble with! Looks a lovely calendar too

VP said...

I love goosegogs too Louise! Mine hadn't cropped on the allotment for 2 years, but as soon as I thought about removing them - hey presto! They flowered and are cropping like mad!
xx

I've got an Eton Mess recipe lined up for tomorrow, so apologies. I wrote it up before seeing your raspberry piece on here!

pebbledash said...

Hello Louise, thank you for dropping by my blog. A visit here is a breath of fresh air, feel I'm just stepping outside to linger a-while (if only my garden was as lovely!). I do like gooseberries too...

Eve said...

I have never seen a gooseberry. They look like interesting shrubs.
I do mean to buy a garden or food calander every year but end up with the one from Home Depot or the bank. They tell you the date but they don't provide that warm and homey feeling that a good calander gives you. I think I will check that one out. It looks warm and fuzzy. LOL

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

They look like tiny translucent watermelons. I have never eaten a gooseberry. Don't they have a great name?

Marie said...

These green gooseberries are so much nicer than the ones I grew up with, so-called "Cape" gooseberries, in their pretty paper lanterns.

The pretty green ones are not quite ready here yet, but I can't wait, :-)

lifeinredshoes said...

Ahh, gooseberries take me back to when I was a kid. The neighbors next door grew absolutly everything, including these. We used to see how many we could eat straight off the bush, they were so sour!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

My mother used to make gooseberry pies, they were nice and tart.

Kari & Kijsa said...

I have never eaten a gooseberry before! Thanks for a great post!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

the flour loft said...

we one one small plant which has not produced as much this year... hopefully enough for a goosebuty crumble though.
g x

Mrs. N. said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever eaten a gooseberry and I never knew what they looked like until just now. Oh, your red raspberries look fabulous.

Sal said...

My faves... gooseberry crumble and gooseberry mousse ;-)

Silène said...

What a wonderfull blog ! I'll be back ! + Little "Hello" from in Belgium (Europe)

Gillian L. said...

Dear Louise an award is waiting for you at http://reflectionsintheafternoon.blogspot.com/