Fruit that can be sweet or sour? Well, depending on the variety, gooseberries can either be beautifully sweet or cause your lips to pucker up (great if you’re practicing for the kissing booth!). The sour varieties are best cooked in pies, crumbles or jams while the sweet ones can be eaten straight from the bush (look for ‘Captivator’ and pick when fully ripe).
Well drained soil, enriched with organic matter
In summer, when fruit is ripe and well coloured
Late autumn to early spring