Growing Cape Gooseberry, also Golden Berry, Inca Berry

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
                  P P P

(Best months for growing Cape Gooseberry in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 39 - 59 inches apart
  • Harvest in 14-16 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Will happily grow in a flower border but tends to sprawl over other plants.

Your comments and tips

21 May 18, Dawn (New Zealand - temperate climate)
For the safety of my grandkids I pulled out all of my gooseberries cos they are almost identical to the shoo fly plant which I prefer to keep But I did find in my seed box a bag with 4 lonely gooseberry seeds that you are welcome to. I am in Whakatane
03 Dec 17, Des Harvey (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
My Capegooseberry is planted in a lge pot and was planted in fruit / vge mix. The plant has a good crop of fruit but appears to be yellowing. could i be giving it too much water or should i give it some fertiliser and if so what ???? Many thanks DES HARVEY
01 Dec 17, jennifer alex (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I am trying to grow golden berries at my kitchen garden. i sow some seeds and now they are tiny plants. i am waiting for the fruits.
18 May 14, Carolien (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Can I grow cape goose berries from cuttings or only from seeds??? Thanks
06 Nov 12, aaron (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
hav been growing cape gooseberry plants for years now in Bluff.cold as it may be at times in the deep south, grown indoors or in a sheltered patio pot these plants can thrive neglected specimen in the corner of my hot house grew to the roof,over 7ft. tip cuttings or lateral cuttings can root in a glass of water or pushed into moist soil.I found 6 to 8 cuttings planted in a circle about the diametre of a bucket results in a great sized bush in its second year.i also had a single stemed plant that i tied to the frame of a tunnel house and trained for a entire growing season pinching out all latteral growth the resulting frame burst out prolificly the following year..dried seeds sprinkled throughout the garden germinated prolificly and can esily be transplanted.Hard cutting back at the end of the fruiting season seems only to encourage better growth next year.Great plant to give away to friends also good plant indoor for kids.If i can grow it in windy cold old bluff ANY ONE CAN JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE.tip,berries are awsome on top of pavalova instead of kiwfruit or strawberrys.
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