Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

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Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 70-85 F (20-30 C)
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Other info: No stratification needed.
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: March 22 2019Physalis peruviana aka Golden Berry fruit for sale in produce dep
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 Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
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Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
By Gleni
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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2014-02-21
By Gleni
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 14, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 5, 2016 Seeds sown
Kristine1212 On March 12, 2018 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Please ID by BeKind Jun 24, 2019 3:08 PM 5
Ground Cherry and Basil variety recommendations by thommesM Jan 17, 2019 6:19 AM 20
What is this plant? by kosigrzmot Oct 27, 2018 3:22 AM 5
Multiple plants id needed by keithp2012 Sep 1, 2017 2:29 PM 4
Newbie, south Alabama by Intheswamp Apr 7, 2019 11:04 AM 1,438
Possible error in the cape gooseberry entry by robynanne Aug 29, 2016 8:54 AM 4
Mystery Plant Gowing by allenjackson Aug 26, 2016 12:46 PM 12
For those of you asking about ground cherries by robynanne Sep 19, 2016 7:31 PM 26
Question on growing ground cherries by robynanne Jan 26, 2017 5:46 PM 11
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