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Gooseberry cutting

Ripe red gooseberries

Ripe red gooseberries

These gooseberries are growing on a cutting taken from the original plant we bought.

I’d say it’s doing even better than its parent.

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  1. June 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    They look great Damaris.

    • June 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      They’re quite sweet when they’re as ripe as that. I tried to angle the light through them, but they’re not very translucent.

      • June 25, 2016 at 1:16 am

        Did you ever make wine?

      • June 25, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        No, although we’d like to if we ever have enough. Clive made wine as a boy from a range of things like dandelion, rose hip, swede and parsnip, and cowslip because in those days there were plenty of them. His orange and raisin was the best! In our family we made elderberry wine which matured into something very drinkable … Have you made gooseberry wine?

      • June 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm

        No, only grape wine.

      • June 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        How was it?

      • June 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        Absolutely delicious. I remember drinking the fresh squashed grapes as a kid, it stayed with me forevermore, I’m a wine lover!

      • June 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm

        Me too – red more than white – but no connoisseur, I’m afraid 🙂

  2. jomamahep
    June 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    My favorite fruit pie is gooseberry. Sadly, where I live a gooseberry bush will not grow (too hot, no freeze over winter) so I have to depend on my mom to harvest and freeze them so she can make a pie for me when I go to visit once or twice a year.

    • June 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      We’re not quite sure whether we’ll make jam, or fool, or what with them yet. Maybe a pie!

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