Gooseberries

Gooseberries were cultivated in home gardens in the low countries of Europe from the beginning of the sixteenth century. Some people say that the origin of the name gooseberry comes from its usual pairing with goose. Another belief is that it stems from the Dutch kruisbes, meaning “cross-berry.” Though this intriguing berry grows wild in many locations throughout the continental United States, it is generally cultivated in tropical zones such as Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. Gooseberries taste of a sweet and tangy mixture of pi..

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