Gooseberries generally need topping and tailing before you cook them, unless you’re going to sieve them as part of the recipe. Just pinch off the stalk and the little ‘tail’ with your fingers.
If gooseberries are hard, they will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. If you want them to ripen further, leave them out of the fridge.
Country of origin
Grown in the United Kingdom.