Gooseberry - Physalis (punnet)

Gooseberry - Physalis (punnet)


Physalis (desert) gooseberries arrive later in the season than the tart variety, and are sweet enough to be eaten raw

Indigenous to cooler areas of Europe and western Asia, gooseberries were first cultivated in Britain in the sixteenth century when they were used medicinally and recommended to plague victims in London. They reached a peak of popularity in nineteenth century Britain when gooseberry wines, pies and puddings were commonplace.

Desert gooseberries can be eaten raw. Try them in fruit salads.

nutritional info

They are a good source of Thiamin and Iron, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Niacin.

storing Gooseberry - Physalis (punnet)

Softer dessert gooseberries are less durable than the early season variety; keep refrigerated and eat within two or three days.


Local North Devon producers. We may also source from other markets in times of high demand.