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Sep 27, 2010 06:17 AM

Identifying a fruit?

Can anyone help me identify a type of fruit I have never seen before?

Currently in Germany. I've twice now had it.

The fruit is a small, marble sized orange berry, on a woody stem, and surrounded by a papery skin much like a tomatillo (and the fruit itself is a bit sticky on the skin). The skin is a bit taut/snappy, with seeds, texture almost like a tiny tomato, including fairly tender seeds. delicious flavor..familiar, but not quite..a bit citrusy, both sweet and sour, a bit mango-y...

I've attached a picture. Anyone know?

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  1. Sounds like a ground cherry aka Cape gooseberry. Those are delicious!

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    1. re: Chris VR

      Wow, fast.

      Thanks you both...that's exactly what it is....the Wikipedia description leaves no doubt.


    2. Blasenkirschen/cape gooseberry? (Physalis )

      1. Tiparee in India, Cape Gooseberry!

        Easy to grow in a greenhouse in Germany, in pots.

        Suttons, or Thompson & Morgan will have it in UK, and certainly many in Germany too.