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Identifying a fruit?

ChefBoyAreMe Sep 27, 2010 06:17 AM

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. Chris VR Sep 27, 2010 06:25 AM

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_c...

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    1. re: Chris VR
      ChefBoyAreMe Sep 27, 2010 06:31 AM

      Wow, fast.

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

      CBAM

    2. Pata_Negra Sep 27, 2010 06:27 AM

      Blasenkirschen/cape gooseberry? (Physalis )

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        GTM Mar 25, 2014 08:45 PM

        Tiparee in India, Cape Gooseberry!

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis...

        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.

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