What Do I Do With My Cape Gooseberry Pods?

Q: I’m not sure what to do with my Cape gooseberry pods. Can I dry them
out for next year? 

A: It’s easy peasy. Cape gooseberry, Physalis Peruviana, grows forever you
can grow tomatoes. Collect the golden yellow ripe pods and squeeze the seeds
onto a paper plate. Start seeds indoors, in peat pots, 6 – 8 weeks before the
end of frost season. Keep the seeds moist and warm. Transplant outdoors
when temperatures are warm. You can use these fruits raw or cooked in pies,
cakes, jellies, jams, and as a raisin substitute.

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