This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It seems they can raise these as well in the Oceanic Islands as in England. "A fine sample of gooseberries," says a Tasmania paper, "were sixteen in number, weighing sixteen, and a half ounces. Last year a gooseberry competition was started by your Flowerdale correspondent, with thirty-two to the pound, followed up by others till the number was reduced to about fourteen or fifteen to the pound. If any of your readers can beat the above I hope they will not be backward in coming forward."