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1 hour ago, MrMuddle said:

The only Gooseberries I've seen in Thailand are Cape Gooseberries, grown in Thailand, and on sale at Makro. They're bitter tasting, but very nice.

I have grown those too, but had to dig them up as I needed that space for a new grow bed. Am growing them again, but suspect I planted them out too early in the wet season - they don't seem to like that much water. Trial and error. 

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8 hours ago, sirocco said:


The gooseberry must grow in Thailand, because I found it "on the fruits of Thailand"
- Thaiti cherry, girembellier,
in thai, it's "mayom"
in Latin, it is "phyllanthus acidus"
the fruit: girembelle - surelle - sour

there are other gooseberries, but these correspond to my garden, in my country
 

I assumed, pehaps wrongly, that the OP was referring to Ribes uva-crispa, or European Gooseberry.  There are many different plants with the common name of Gooseberry.

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5 hours ago, Damrongsak said:

I assumed, pehaps wrongly, that the OP was referring to Ribes uva-crispa, or European Gooseberry.  There are many different plants with the common name of Gooseberry.

Yes, your assumption was 100% spot on old boy! I did, in fact, mean robes. 

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1 hour ago, djayz said:

Yes, your assumption was 100% spot on old boy! I did, in fact, mean robes. 

I did see where they are said to grow in the Himalayas and perhaps part of India, but then they have mountains and different climates.  They are deciduous.  They seem to be grown in temperate regions, as in below freezing temps in the winter. 

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23 hours ago, sirocco said:


The gooseberry must grow in Thailand, because I found it "on the fruits of Thailand"
- Thaiti cherry, girembellier,
in thai, it's "mayom"
in Latin, it is "phyllanthus acidus"
the fruit: girembelle - surelle - sour

there are other gooseberries, but these correspond to my garden, in my country
 

The gooseberry as most of us know it is "Ribes', definitely NOT Phyllanthus. 

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It's true, but I know both well, since I had them in my respective countries.
And even if the Phyllanthus acidus was mainly used for decoration, in the streets or gardens, my mother made jelly.
As for Ribes uva-crispa, I made hedges in my garden, in another of my countries, and made pies, jam, and fruit salad.
But apparently, from my research, Phyllanthus does exist in Thailand. But maybe our gardener will have to wait a long time to pick the fruits.
Like me, dates from Tunisia.

 

 

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Hello,

It looks like the foliage of the girembellier / star currant / phyllanthus.
But difficult to pin down.
 I have 2 plants which have roughly the same leaves.
But one is a flowering plant that looks like a big blue ball and the other a shrub that comes from a fruit, but I don't know which one, and which must be 7 years old. But nothing!!!!!!
In which HUA HIN market did you have this shrub? thank you
 

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7 hours ago, fulhamboy said:

I paid 10 baht for this plant in a market here in hua hin was a foot high, now approx 5 foot after two months, think it is a Star gooseberry

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In Thai, it is มะยม Ma-yom or Phyllanthus Acidus ,as a fruit to say they are bitter an understatement ,

We have a tree the wife  has made a syrup and put them in ,or sometimes she has then raw with sugar and chile mix.

But, I would say if you get them ripe they would make a nice jam ,very hard fruit would take some cooking to soften them up, worth a go. 

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I think sour is the word for Ma-yom, not bitter.

 

I doubt that the European Gooseberry would grow in Thailand, as they prefer cool summers and a long chilling period.  At very least, you'd want a variety that is adapted to warmer areas, such as Hinnomaki or Pixwell.

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On 10/15/2020 at 4:36 AM, faraday said:

Ah...ok...I'll keep looking, because I haven't eaten Gooseberry jam for such a long time. 

 

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