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Cape Gooseberry Seed

Code: MS3370

Beautiful, tasty & juicy golden fruit. Yellow fruit emerge from peper-like outer cases. An old favourite making a come back. Delicious eaten fresh. Great made into jame or a yummy apple and gooseberry pie.
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Planting Instruction
  • How To Sow: Choose warm, well drained site in full sun. Sow these seeds in trays or pots for subsequent transplanting or after frosts, sow direct where to grow in a well prepared seedbed. Sow seeds 3cm apart and to a depth of 3mm. Later thin or transplant to 20cm apart.
  • Seedling Care: Keep seedbed or trays evenly moist during the germination period of 7-10 days. Apply McGregor's FruitMax 2 weeks after germination for healthier plans and a maximum crop. Protect your vege garden from snails and slugs with McGregor's Snail and Slug bait and from White Butterfly with McGregor's Derris Dust.
  • Hints and Tips: Sometimes called Husk Tomato. This plant needs good drainage. Plants may need support later. Can grow to a height of 75-90cm
  • Our seeds are not treated with Neonicitinoids
Specs & Warranty
Dimensions 2x99x135 mm
Weight 0.005 kg
Seed Count Approx 150
Botanical Name Physalis Edulis
Seed Type vegetable
Sowing Position Full Sun
When To Sow (Tropical Zone 1) Spring
When To Sow (Tropical Zone 2) Spring
When To Sow (Temperate Zone) Spring
When To Sow (Cool Zone 4) Spring
Grow In Gardens
Annual or Perennial
Seed Depth 3mm
Seed Spacing 3cm
Plant Spacing 20cm
Harvest/Flower/Maturity Time 20-24 weeks


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