Cape Gooseberry Seeds - Physalis Peruviana Seed

Cape Gooseberry Seeds

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Cape Gooseberry (Physalis Peruviana) - Start Cape Gooseberry seed to grow this perennial plant that produces golden colored berries. Physalis Peruviana, commonly referred to as Cape Gooseberry, grows to approximately 2 feet tall and is is hardy to zone 8 but is frost tender. Cape Gooseberry plants are in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to November.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

8 - 11

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring to mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow to purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Very adaptable - sandy to clay, pH 5.1 - 6.0

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis Peruviana) - Start Cape Gooseberry seed to grow this perennial plant that produces golden colored berries. Physalis Peruviana, commonly referred to as Cape Gooseberry, grows to approximately 2 feet tall and is is hardy to zone 8 but is frost tender. Cape Gooseberry plants are in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees and wind.

Cape Gooseberry, or also called Goldenberry or Peruvian Ground Cherry, will grow in a wide range of soils from light sandy soils to heavy clay soils. Goldenberry plants prefer soil types that are well-drained. Even if the soil is nutritionally poor, Cape Gooseberry will still grow well, and it prefers acidic soil. Physalis Peruviana is very adaptable and can grow in full sun to partial shade.

Start Cape Gooseberry seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Cover the seeds with 1/16 inch of soil and keep the Physalis seeds moist. Transplant when temperatures are warm (after tomatoes are set out). The berries will ripen from green to golden yellow when ripe, and they will drop in their husks ready to be collected. Cape Gooseberry is known for its golden yellow, berries. You can use these fruits raw or cooked in pies, cakes, jellies, jams and as a raisin substitute also not as sweet. Goldenberry is considered to have a delicious bitter-sweet flavor.

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Cape Gooseberry (also known as Goldenberry, or Peruvian Ground Cherry) is a hardy fruit plant that produces a large berry resembling a miniature yellow tomato.

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How to Grow

Gooseberry seeds should be planted when temperatures reach 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant grows in USDA zones 8-11, and is very adaptable within soil: it can grow in sandy or clay earth (as long as it is well-drained), with a pH of 5.1 - 6.0. It enjoys full sun to partial shade. Cut stems for drying as the calyces begin to color. Germination occurs in 10-20 days under proper conditions, and the plant can reach up to a height of 24 inches.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: sandy to clay w' pH 5.1-6.0
  • Sowing rate: 3 seeds per plant
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Plant Specifications

Cape Gooseberry is a perennial fruit-producing plant that grows in USDA zones 8 through 11. Its small berries are often used in cooking.

  • Fruit color: yellow
  • Fruit season: late summer to fall
  • Plant Height: 24 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 20 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16 inch

SOWING RATE

3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4- 8

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

White turning to orange

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Average to moist soil, pH 6.2 - 7.4

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

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Chinese Lantern (Physalis Alkekengi) - Chinese Lantern flower seed produces an ornamental flower that has an orange seed pod that looks like glowing orange paper lanterns. Physalis Alkekengi perennial plants have white flowers in the summer that will be replaced by green seed pods that will eventually turn orange or red in the early fall. Chinese Lantern plants are often grown for drying as the orange seed pods dry well and can also be used in dried floral arrangements. The Chinese Lantern plants are known for their rhizomes which spread. Many gardeners recommend confining its growth so that it does not become too aggressive. Another common name for Chinese Lantern is Strawberry Ground Cherry.

Chinese Lantern seeds can be planted indoors 6 - 8 weeks before in the end of frost season. Using starter trays or small pots, lightly cover the flower seeds with soil. Or, once danger of frost has passed, the Physalis Alkekengi seeds can be started directly outdoors, leaving 24 inches between plants. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination.

Exotic Perennial Berry Plant

Cape Gooseberry (also known as Goldenberry, or Peruvian Ground Cherry) is a hardy fruit plant that produces a large berry resembling a miniature yellow tomato.

Exotic Perennial Berry Plant

Unique Garden Addition

How to Grow

Gooseberry seeds should be planted when temperatures reach 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant grows in USDA zones 8-11, and is very adaptable within soil: it can grow in sandy or clay earth (as long as it is well-drained), with a pH of 5.1 - 6.0. It enjoys full sun to partial shade. Cut stems for drying as the calyces begin to color. Germination occurs in 10-20 days under proper conditions, and the plant can reach up to a height of 24 inches.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: sandy to clay w' pH 5.1-6.0
  • Sowing rate: 3 seeds per plant
Unique Garden Addition

Plant Specifications

Cape Gooseberry is a perennial fruit-producing plant that grows in USDA zones 8 through 11. Its small berries are often used in cooking.

  • Fruit color: yellow
  • Fruit season: late summer to fall
  • Plant Height: 24 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16 inch

SOWING RATE

3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

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