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Physalis sp., Ground Cherry
Physalis alkekengi

Physalis sp.

Ground Cherry
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Central America, soutern Europe, Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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This is a herbaceous plant which can reach 91cm tall (36inches). It can be a perennial or an annual. The stem is branched and often reclining. A berry hidden in a larger papery shell. The berry and shell are both green at first with the shell turning light brown and the berry taking on a yellow cast when ripe.

The fruites are often edible.


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Physalis peruvianus - seeds

Goldenberry, Cape Gooseberry - fresh seeds from Ecuador. Very tatsy fruit!
This small shrubby Andean plant produces papery husks resembling Chinese lanterns. The attractive husks contain marble sized yellow to red fruits which are semi-tart and pleasing in taste. Easily grown with very bright light and warmth. May be grown indoors with bright light.
Using well draining soil mixture - sow the small seeds onto the surface of the soil. Keep warm and damp and in bright light.
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