Physalis pubescens - Ground Cherry - Seeds
Physalis pubescens var. Goldie - Ground Cherry - Seeds, 1 packet
- North America
- H 0.5m x L 0.6m
- 1 packet of 30 seeds
A cousin species of Physalis peruviana, but with less tasty and less tart fruits, not marketed.
They are nevertheless pleasantly sweet, with a delicate aroma reminiscent of tangerine.
The variety "Goldie" offered here is yet among the sweetest and most aromatic.
The Ground Cherry is delicious in desserts, dried for the winter, or transformed in amazingly flavored jams.
Physalis pubescens forms a low, branched, spreading plant.
It sets fruits very quickly, and yields very abundantly from mid-summer to the first frosts.
The total yield per plant is much higher than that of Physalis peruviana.
The fruits are harvested when they fall to the ground (hence the name "Ground Cherry"), and can be eaten when they turn yellow-orange.
Warning : As with other physalis, the calyx is poisonous and should not be eaten.
All parts of the plant have medicinal properties : Antipyretic, Depurative, Diuretic, Pectoral, and Vermifuge.
Sow in place in May, after the last risk of frost, in warmed, loosened soil, exposed to full sun.
A very easy to grow plant that requires no maintenance - no disease, no pests.
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