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Physalis pruinosa

Cape gooseberry

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Physalis pruinosa (Cape gooseberry). The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Vine

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Fruit, culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by division or softwood cuttings in spring, annuals by seed in spring or autumn.

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