Groundcherry (Physalis peruviana), packet of 30 seeds, organic

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Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)

Short-lived perennial in zones 10 to 12, normally grown as an annual, 100 to 120 days to harvest

Native to the Andes–a cultivated crop since Incan times. This is a select, low-growing (A slect1 to 2 feet tall) cultivar that is quick to produce myriads of yellow fruits that are sweet and cinnamony.   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

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    Delicious and prolific


    I absolutely adore this plant. Personally, I find it to be a great choice for anyone looking to grow perenial plants for food. Starting off, the berries have a unique flavor. They can be eaten raw, be used in cooking and baking, and they dehydrate well for long term storage. The plant itself also has a unique charm with its decorative calyx. It’s a real eye catcher and conversation starter. The unique look makes it easy to get people interested and involved, especially children. And for beginner gardeners, it makes the plant easy to distinguish and identify. The berries themselves also go through a very obvious progression from their small and green unripe state to being ready to eat when they are full and bright orange/yellow.

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