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Physalis edulis

For sale by GodsPlants

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15 cape gooseberry plants! £1 for 1 plant plus £4 postage
This is the edible kind, apparently it tastes like pineapple... tastes like a cherry to me. :)
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Plant Size
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6cm × 3cm

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Common names

Cape gooseberry


Physalis edulis (Cape gooseberry). This species is a perennial herb with stems that grow to 1m. The leaves are ovate to cordate and about 10cm. The flowers are borne in yellow blotched purple-brown corymbs. The fruits are globose and 2cm in diameter and yellow to purple.


They will prefer moist, well-drained soil with a position in sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seed or by division.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their decorative, lantern-like calyces and fruits, produced in autumn. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Physalis edulis | SY14 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • WaterMoist

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