Cape Gooseberries

Certified Organic Seed

Physalis peruviana

Tiny pre-wrapped fruits with intense fruity flavor

Also known as Peruvian Ground Cherry. Not botanically a gooseberry, but a member of the genus Physalis - which includes tomatillos, as well as the recently re-popularized Physalis pruinosa (such as our Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry). More tart than Aunt Molly's, but beloved by those fond of strong, sour, earthy flavors. Rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C to boot.

from $3.75

UnitPriceQuantityAvailability
50 Seeds $3.75 Out of Stock
150 Seeds $7.50 Out of Stock
450 Seeds $10.95 Out of Stock

Grow like tomatoes: sow indoors 3-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant after frost. Can be slow to germinate; need heat. Grows rapidly and with much branching once transplanted. Becomes a bushy plant; may require support to keep outer branches aloft. Harvest fruit once husks turn golden and become papery and brittle., when it's ripe and delicious. Immature fruit are not tasty.

Days to Germination 7-14 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 24 to 36 inches
Width at Maturity 24 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

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