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Physalis Golden Berry Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Vegetable Seeds

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Recorded as early as 1837, this polish variety has a particularly clean flavour. Fruit enclosed in its papery husk will keep for three weeks. Generally only 18" tall and 2' wide so easily contained. Pick when the fruit is a golden orange. 70 days from transplanting.
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Recorded as early as 1837, this polish variety has a particularly clean flavour. Fruit enclosed in its papery husk will keep for three weeks. Generally only 18" tall and 2' wide so easily contained. Pick when the fruit is a golden orange. 70 days from transplanting.
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SKU WW-430
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
Brand Plants of Distinction
Scientific name Physalis peruviana
Common name Cape Gooseberry
Seeds/packet 25
Sådd Förkultivera inomhus i såjord. Tryck ner fröerna väldigt lätt i jorden. Täck med klar plast med lufthål. Håll 22-25 grader. När fröerna har grott - ställ ljust och 18-20 grader. Plantera om en gång. Plantera ut när frostrisken är över.
Germination (days) 20-30
Ljus/mörkergroende Ljus
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Cultivation Advice Physalis, or Cape Gooseberry, is a fantastic, fragrant and exotic addition to the kitchen garden. Similar in texture to a firm tomato the flavour of Physalis fruits compliment both sweet and savoury dishes, they make an attractive garnish and can be eaten raw, used in salads, desserts, jams and jellies and even look great displayed in a glass bowl.

Cape Gooseberry is very easy to grow from seed. Sow Physalis indoors, between February and April, only just covering the seed. Germination usually takes place within 7 to 10 days at 70-80F. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and 2 to 4 true leaves have developed, transplanting the young plants into individual pots and protect from frost.

Physalis prefers a sunny, frost-free location, sheltered from strong winds. Very good crops are obtained on rather poor sandy ground. If the soil is too rich it encourages leaf production at the expense of fruiting.

The plant is usually naturally bushy, but pinching out the growing tip whilst the shoots are less than 30cm tall will encourage side shoots.

Physalis needs consistent watering to set a good crop of fruit but can't tolerate having wet feet. Plants should be positioned on a gentle slope or in mounded rows where drainage is a problem.

As the fruits ripen, they begin to drop to the ground, but not all fallen fruits may be in the same stage of maturity and must be held until they ripen. Do not eat unripe fruit. Physalis ripen from green to orange or golden-yellow. Properly matured fruits will keep for several months.
Skörd(x) När lyktan gulnar och frukten är gyllene orange. 70 dagar från omplantering.
Harvest July
Plant Height 50-75 cm
KRAV marked No
Language on package English
Brand Plants of Distinction
Height 45 cm.
Storage Fröer förvaras torrt, mörkt och svalt.
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