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Physalis peruviana, (Circa 1774 Peru) - Tangy, Husk Cherry , (Origin Peru) Known to the Inca Indians & grown in UK from 1774, Tangy, delicious fruits within 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: upto 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. Physalis peruviana , Seed Count Approx - 100 avg
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