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.
They look great Damaris.
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.
Did you ever make wine?
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?
No, only grape wine.
How was it?
Absolutely delicious. I remember drinking the fresh squashed grapes as a kid, it stayed with me forevermore, I’m a wine lover!
Me too – red more than white – but no connoisseur, I’m afraid 🙂
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.
We’re not quite sure whether we’ll make jam, or fool, or what with them yet. Maybe a pie!
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