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May 2, 2010 05:39 PM

in search of cape gooseberries

looking to buy cape gooseberries in the Toronto area. I believe also known as ground cherries. Failing that, anywhere know where to get seeds?

Thanks a bunch!

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  1. I saw some at No Frills in the Junction this weekend. I've also seen them at Loblaws before. I imagine the bigger locations would stock them.

    1. Yep, I saw them yesterday at Superstore (albeit not in Toronto) and I imagine the other Loblaw chains would likely have them, too.

      1. You can order the seeds from Veseys ( in PEI. They are a bit finicky to grow, but once established do quite well. Grew up with these in the garden (in Ottawa).

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        1. re: Sue

          I've seen them quite often at the Yonge & St. Clair Sobeys and also seen 'em at the Empress Walk Loblaws on Yonge just north of Sheppard.

        2. You can get the plants and possibly the seeds (if she has any left) from Linda at Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm or email her at

          1. I see them in the Loblaws flyer for next week (sale begins tomorrow).