Gooseberries are available in November - December in New Zealand
Storage and Handling
Ripen at room temperature then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
The gooseberry is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. They get their name from the Old English word for berries: groser.
- Gooseberries, like currants, belong to the genus Ribes
- Gooseberries are usually green but there are also red and deep purple variants
- Gooseberries prefer mild summers and are grown in South Auckland in New Zealand
Gooseberries are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre and a source of potassium.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.