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    Hello all,

    Just wondering what people know about wild gooseberries? I found one in the woods next to the house. I know digging things like this up is a big no-no, but the landlord said okay and the woods are being cleared of overgrown scrub and brush so we both thought it would likely be squished in it's present location. Do they actually fruit? Are they little tart bombs or more like what I might recognize in my cultivated goosegogs?
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    Snadger: "I've found wild gooseberries in the hedgerows! Very small, hard, green and bitter hairy fruit!"

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    I've found a large patch of wild gooseberries in a local wood. I've been walking there for 30+ years and never spotted them before - although I have found the wild raspberries and some delicious apples.
    Ask me again later in the year what they taste like!
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    The wild gosgogs in our woods are small and tart but twice as delicious for being free! We also get redcurrants - yum!

    I suspect that if you move them to your garden, give them more sun and a feed, you will get bigger berries.....
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    They've been moved to the trough until I've tackled the rest of the border which is currently infested with ground elder (yuck). Maybe I'll see if any of the wild currant plants have survived the intial squarshing and can me moved too. Gives me an idea for a comparison bed. Wild raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries and currants next to one of their cultivated counterparts (will require more digging though, and alllll that ground elder may finish me off!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I've found a large patch of wild gooseberries in a local wood. I've been walking there for 30+ years and never spotted them before - although I have found the wild raspberries and some delicious apples.
    Ask me again later in the year what they taste like!
    When were you planning on telling me their locations then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    When were you planning on telling me their locations then?
    Later, about November!
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    After you've munched them all? I'll be observing you, madam!!

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