A website for gardeners has published an article on otaheite gooseberries. These fruit trees were originally found in India and Vietnam. It spread to the new world in the eighteenth century, and is found in the Caribbean and parts of South America. It is a tropical fruit that has to be grown in a greenhouse. The article states it can survive in southern Florida. The fruit is white when ripe. It can be made into a sauce, candied, or pickled. A photo is included.
- Otaheite gooseberry trees are a familiar sight in villages and farms in Guam, throughout South Vietnam and Laos, and into northern Malaya and India.
- If you’re interested in growing otaheite gooseberry trees, you’ll need to have a greenhouse or live in a tropical to subtropical region.
- This gooseberry must mature about 4 years before producing fruit of any substance. Once of bearing age, trees can bear 2 crops per year.
“If you’re interested in growing otaheite gooseberry trees, you’ll need to have a greenhouse or live in a tropical to subtropical region.”