Physalis peruviana (Cape Gooseberry) Ground Cherry 29 October 2014 Physalis peruviana (Cape Gooseberry)
The fruit was removed from three plants of ground cherry, Physalis peruviana, Cape Gooseberry. Two pounds of fruit was obtained. On this type of ground cherry most of the fruit does not fall to the ground when ripe. The fruit must be yellow in color, and if green should be discarded, since solanine is present and should not be ingested.This plant take about 9 months or longer to mature, so must be started indoors in Zone 5. The fruit may be ingested raw. Cooked with a small amount of water, just brought to a boil for about three minutes, it has a most agreeable flavor.
Cape Gooseberry

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