Cape Gooseberries Seedlings
Certified Organic Seed
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.
|4-pack of seedlings||$4.99||Sold out for 2022|
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|