Goldenberry, Giant Peruvian (Physalis peruviana), packet of 30 seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Short-lived perennial in zones 10 to 12, normally grown as an annual, 100 to 120 days to harvest
(Giant Groundcherry, Topotopo, Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Poha, Poha Berry.) Native to the Andes–a cultivated crop since Incan times. This is the giant form, to 5 feet tall, bearing cherry-tomato sized fruit as shown. Nutritious fruit occurs in a decorative inflated calyx. Fruit is loaded with vitamin A, C and B. Plant prospers in rich soils, but actually produces more fruit in marginal soils. Sow in spring in pots and transplant. In temperate US, start early and cultivate as per tomatoes. Harvest when fruit drops. Excellent crop for the tropics, where ongoing high yields provide refreshing fruit and nutrition–much yield for little effort.
30 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown