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Aug 3, 2011 06:42 PM

Gooseberries ?

A strange wonderful traditional friuit that sould be in season now. Does anyone know a producer or market selling these old tasty berries ?

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  1. Brambleberry Farm near Brighton/Frankford has had them for u-pick for the past couple of weeks, $2/pound. They are on Facebook. It's a great farm!

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    1. In-town, I saw them at Sunny Food Mart yesterday. They are an Asian supermarket located at 747 Don Mills Rd, across from the Ontario Science Centre.

      1. Phil's fruit & vegetable market in the basement of the south St Lawrence Market usually has them.

        1. Gooseberries or "cape" gooseberries?

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          1. re: tjr

            Sorry about the misunderstanding.

            I never heard of or tried cape gooseberries until today. Asked for Gooseberries at the SLM and they kept showing me a tomatillo type of fruit from Columbia (Physalis peruviana aka Golden Berry aka Cape Gooseberry). Bought some to try and they are very tasty little thing. A texture like a little cherry tomato and a nice sweet / tart melon flavour.

            However, I was originally looking for the larger English Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa).

            1. re: tjr

              It's English gooseberries that are in season now, local, worth looking for and sustaining..