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Growing Cape Gooseberry, also Golden Berry, Inca Berry

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08 Jul 19 Dave Bailie (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I have some Inca Berry plants started & an ready to move them outdoors ( late because of the very poor June we had here in NB , Canada ). I would like to plant these in a bed that will be permanent and have a few questions I would appreciate help with.I have a good size lot so have several different locations in mind depending on soil & sun conditions required. 1/ Would it be best to have full sun or should the plants have partial sun? 2/ Will these plants over winter in my climate ? If they will would a location with slow drainage bee okay or should I select a site that has good drainage. 3/ When making a bed should I add compost , lime, etc to the soil ; what would best benefit the plants ? I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely, Dave Bailie in Sackville,NB
28 Jul 19 Rick Hand (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
This is my first year growing Inca Berry and after a tough start to germinate, I had one plant that grew. It's in a pot because I'll bring it in during the winter because it would probably die in zone 6a (Halifax, NS). The plant wants full sun and is tolerant of dry conditions with good drainage. I've used sand with soil and gave it an early feeding of chicken manure. It produced lots of flowers from the beginning and fruit is now hanging from the branches (late July) from a plant that's about 30 cm high.
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