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Product ID Seed1517

Cape Gooseberry , Peruvian Ground Cherry - Dwarf

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Physalis peruviana, (Circa 1774 Peru) - Tangy, Husk Cherry, Known to the Inca Indians & grown in the UK since 1774, Tangy, delicious fruit within the papery case that looks a bit like a yellow cherry & tastes like a sweet tomato. Should be picked when the 'paper lanterns' calyces have changed from green to golden brown (if picked & left in husks they can be stored for months), Ht: up to half mtr (2 to 3 ft). Flowers July & Aug. Eat raw, stew them or make jams, Grow in a glasshouse, sunny border as a border plant with its soft grey-green foliage or in a larger container on the patio, Annual (Not Hardy) Can be over-wintered in a frost-free greenhouse or similar., Seed Count Approx - 100 avg

 SOWING - Sow seed in gentle heat, transplant into pots/trays when large enough to handle. Finally plant outdoors after frosts mid-Spring, leaving (2ft) between plants. Stores for a long period if left in husks.(Do not Feed) Annual (Not Hardy) Can be over-wintered in a frost-free greenhouse or similar.

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