green gooseberries

brookw_gwMay 13, 2014

Just curious. In my part of the world, gooseberries are extremely popular, but everyone wants the gooseberries green for pies and jams. Personlly, I like them both ways, green and ripe. I am assuming the rest of the world always wants them ripe. How do you like yours?

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

In my part of the world we start picking green for cooking and keep picking as they ripen and use accordingly. Gooseberries keep a long time on the bush so you can pick over a long period. Also some cultivars are better suited to dessert eating than others. Really ripe gooseberries of a suitable variety taste as good as sweet white grapes.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:02PM
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don555(3a)

Purple and sweet only.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:11PM
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cousinfloyd

I've heard about gooseberry pies and thought I might have enough berries to make a pie soon. I assumed I would use ripe gooseberries (just like I use ripe blueberries, cherries, etc. to make pies from those fruits), but it did seem like an odd fruit for a pie. Does everyone that makes gooseberry pies use under-ripe gooseberries? Why?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:19PM
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