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William Hendershot
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I just picked a boatload of wild gooseberries and I remember from last year that it takes forever to de-stem them. I can handle pulling the green stems off but, the dead flower section on the other end, seems pretty time consuming.

So does anyone know how to de-stem Gooseberries? I feel like I've tried both soaking and freezing to no avail. Any knowledge on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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I find that a good movie or good conversation works wonders for cleanning up gooseberries Once your fingers can just pluck off the stem and 'tail' without looking, and mindlessly, it is an easy task. I imagine that is why some make jelly instead of jam with them. I did can some with the tails one year...they weren't very popular.
 
William Hendershot
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Yeah I usually watch some Netflix while I de-stem. But I've heard that you can buy Gooseberries in a jar at some grocery stores? And assuming that they are de-stemmed, there must be a way to do it without plucking one Gooseberry at a time?
 
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