Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)
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Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

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The yellow, sweet and pleasantly smelling berries of this plant, which is related to the Chinese lantern, not only has become prevalent as a delicacy in Europe under the name physalis but is also very healthy. It originates from South America, where
it grows perennially. Therefore, before its great success as a ready-to-eat fruit, it had mainly been known as Cape gooseberry or giant ground cherry as it's grown in Peru as well as in South Africa. However, in Central Europe, it prospers excellently as a pot plant and can be hibernated well frost-free, and it can be bred well.

Seeds, content: Approx. 200 Physalis peruviana seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
1 – 25 m
Flower colour:
Lifecycle :
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Best germination temperature :
22 – 25 °C
Planting distance:
60 x 50 cm
Main harvest:
Approx. 150cm high perennial. Sowing: Preculture indoors from February. Sowing depth: 0,5-1 cm. Germinates in 7-14 days at 25 ° C. Ideal location: Plenty of sunshine, best in a greenhouse or as a pot plant. Maybe pinch out. Harvest in August. Not hardy.
Other names
Botanical name:
alkekengi pubescensboberella peruvianap. esculentaphysalis peruviana
German names:
andenbeereandenkirschejudenkirschekapstachelbeereperuanische blasenkirschephysalis
English names:
african ground cherryaztec berrycape gooseberrygiant ground cherrygolden berryinca berryperuvian cherryperuvian groundcherryphysalis
French names:
coqueret du pérouinca berry
Spanish names:
aguaymantocereza del perúgolden berriesuchuvaushun
Italian names:
alchechengio gialloalchechengio peruvianoribes del capouciuva
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
200 Pcs.

Great plant

5 of 5 stars
by Myra on 8/31/20

Great plant. All seeds were healthy and have grown into the nice 30-40cm tall shrubs. Berries are bit small (0.3-1.0cm) but very tasty.

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