Cape gooseberries Grown by Riverford in the Vendée at La Boutinard, France

£3.15 / 150g

About

Organic cape gooseberries (or physalis) grown on our French farm. These bright orange berries hold great promise, wrapped in their natural paper casing. They have a sweet-sour punch that’s a lovely palate cleanser or after dinner treat. They’re especially good served alongside chocolate cake, crumbles and puddings to counterbalance the richness.

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Country of origin

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  • France

UK Seasonality

Grown on our farm in France, and related to the tomatillo, cape gooseberries are in season in autumn.

How to prepare

Open the husk slightly before serving to show the berry peeking out for attractive effect. Remove husks before eating.

  • Grown by Riverford in the Vendée, La Boutinard, France

    Le Boutinard is Riverford’s organic farm in the Vendée region of France, 20 miles north of La Rochelle. The brilliant French grower team, led by Marco Altamirano, supply our boxes with loads of colourful veg throughout the year. There’s lettuces, sweet mini peppers, cucumbers, broad beans, aubergines, autumn squashes – plus some of our favourite unusual treats of the year, including Padron peppers, physalis and tangy Mexican-style tomatillos.

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