A couple of weeks ago I asked for help identifying a mystery fruit. Many of you enjoyed the challenge and asked for more. Here’s a fruit I tried for the first time last week. I had never seen it before. Does anyone know it? You can’t tell from the photo, but the fruits are the size of cherries. I’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.
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Great post as usual.
when we were kids we always called these gooseberry’s but I’m not positive they are true gooseberry’s. yummy and tart though.
I wasn’t expecting the tartness, but liked them.
we had them growing in the garden when I was little and I used to gorge on them until ill.
I love these! Physalis. Now I want some….
A fruit that I don’t know by a picture.
Agree with IsobelandCat, it’s physalis, or cape gooseberries. Personally I think they are wonderful as a garnish on a dessert, with the leaves, not really for eating on their own. They are related to the tomatillo, another fruit I recommend you try!
I’ll try and find some.
In my country, we call it “BUAH CECENET” or Cecenet fruit:)
Thanks for the info!
You’re welcome. FYI, it can be used as a herbal medicine for cancer:)
The common name where I come from is Ground Cherries. I actually haven’t tasted them. Do they taste like a cherry? I know they are related to the Tomatillo which is used in Mexican cooking for making green salsa. ~Lynda
Now I’m craving salsa! They didn’t taste like a cherry at all. They are a little tart.
Never seen them before. How do they taste?
Sweet with a little bit of a tart bite.
if i`m not mistaken,.there`s a lot at my backyard,…we called it “Buah Letup Kelambu” hahaha,…the taste just like,..not so sweet but some like savorless, small like berries,.n it`s covered just like cocoon,…and the inside same like tomato cherries…^^ where did you found it?
They can be bought in most large supermarkets in the UK and Spain (where I live), not sure where they are grown though. They are quite expensive!
They were on special when I picked them up. But I bet they get pricey.
I found it in my local grocery store.
Physalis i love them!
Grape tomatoes and they come in little leaves that you have to unfold and they taste like sweet heaven! Love them!!! I’m from Southern Indiana, so I know them well! Thanks, Emily
I haven’t been to Southern Indiana, but I want to at some point.
I think they are called Ground Cherries. I love to eat them! So sweet and delicious!
Yep Isobel is right they are physalis and when perfectly ripe they are delicious!
Mhhhh Physalis 😀 I wish I had some here nom nom nom 😀
Ooh – physalis – gorgeous (except when you get a really sour one)!
Fortunately I was spared from that.
very easily growing plants in warmer areas.
South African name for them appelliefies
very popular for jams and tarts
I do love tarts! I’ll have to find some
Erm, what everyone else said! Lol. I’ve actually tried these but have no idea what they’re called (and I actually can’t remember what they tasted of – maybe I didn’t like them very much!)
I never seem to know if we have it grow in my country, but for sure I’ve seen it as a garnish for desserts…but it is always already preserved and so the original taste isn’t there anymore…would like to try the fresh ones if any…
Now that I know the names from other fellow bloggers, I would like to look for it somewhere…thank you for the sharing…
~ a bunch of love
I hope you can find some fresh ones.
I need to pick up my game and find some fruit that will stump all of you. Many of you were correct, yesterday’s mystery fruit was physalis, also known as groundcherries, Golden Strawberry, Chinese Lantern, or Cape Gooseberry according to Wikipedia. I had never seen one before. The taste was a mixture of sweet and tart. Now I need to find something none of you will get. That might be difficult.
yay it’s Friday one wonders what magic that loon has for us today?
As of yesterday, she didn’t know. I’m sure she came up with something good though. I wish you luck, even though you don’t seem to need it. I’m waiting for you to answer first today 😉
or smart? Probably just a cheater.
I’ll go with the latter, she’s stumped me before though
I have eaten it but I had no idea what it was called, until today. Physalis 🙂 Good idea to pay a visit to your blog again 😉
We had these as decoration on our desserts almost every night when we were in France in the autumn. One of the other writers did a little research, but I fail to recall what she found out about them. They are tart, but delicious and beautiful against a place of chocolate galette or mousse or whatever they are adorning.
In India these are known as raspberries…the red (maybe original) raspberries don’t grow there!
we call them chinese gooseberries, a mixture of the names you have given, and yes they are yummy … but here the bower birds find them very attractive so we have to pull them out to stop luring these destructive birds to the garden 🙂
My husband eats these like they’re going out of style. They are in my kitchen as I type (if he has not eaten them already). He tells me that these are a type of cherry. They’re not my cup of tea, but he LOVES them.
mmm yum yum love these Physalis!
I know I’m a bit late, but I know these…, I’m growing them in my garden… caped gooseberries… at least that’s what they’re called in Australia.