Gooseberry is an oval shaped, green-skinned fruit with a red-purple blush to them. Gooseberries can be eaten raw, but tend to be tart in taste, so usually used in puddings - e.g. gooseberry fool - and in jams and also into wine. Gooseberries are picked from late spring to late summer.
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