Physalis, also known as the Cape Gooseberry or Ground-cherry, is native to Central and South America. It is related to the tomato, not at all related to the gooseberry or the Chinese gooseberry that the common name might suggest. The fruit is a small round berry, about the size of a marble, full of small seeds. It is bright yellow when ripe, and very sweet, making it ideal for baking into pies and making jam.
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Physalis is available from Colombia
Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A and C.
The most notable feature of the physalis is the single lantern-type pod that covers each berry.View Physalis
To eat the physalis, the papery husk must be removed. After that the fruit should be washed and is ready to be consumed.Consumption
Physalis is commonly eaten out-of-hand and has a bitter/sweet taste. The fruit is also ideal for making jam and is a tasteful ingredient for salads, desserts and cakesWhen to eat
The fruit is ripe when the skin has turned bright yellow. When the skin is still a bit green the fruit can be ripened at room temperature.
Did you know?
- The physalis plants require full sun, fairly warm to hot temperatures, and some species are sensitive to frost.
- Physalis tastes even better when dipped in chocolate.
- Physalis has around 53 kcal for 100 grams.
- All our physalis are For Life certified.