Although this berry grows wild in parts of the US, it's generally cultivated in tropical areas such as Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and China. The cape gooseberry looks somewhat like a Chinese lantern. The bittersweet, juicy berries that hide inside the husk are opaque and golden in color and look a bit like a yellow cherry.
April - August
Look for a bright golden color. Green berries are not ripe.
Peel back the parchmentlike husk and rinse.
meats and savory foods
tomatillos or cherry tomatoes