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Botanical name: Physalis peruviana
Other names: Cape gooseberry, Chinese lantern
Species: P. peruviana - P. peruviana is a half-hardy annual bearing yellow globular fruits, each enclosed in a bladderlike husk which becomes papery on maturity.
Physalis peruviana is: Deciduous
Flower: Flushed purple, Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Green in Summer
Stem: Purple in Summer
Fruit: Yellow in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Irregular
Pruning: Fertilization is essential, so never remove the male flowers.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Physalis peruviana (Cape gooseberry) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse
Cultivation: Can be grown outdoors in very mild climates and in a sheltered position. If grown under glass, ensure you have enough space - it is too leafy for a small greenhouse. Follow the same general instructions as for tomato cultivation.
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|Soil types:||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
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