30 Peruvian Golden berry seeds, Physalis peruviana, USDA Organic
AKA: Giant Ground Cherry, Topo-topo, Cape Gooseberry, Golden Berry, Husk Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry, Poha, Poha Berry. Native to the Andes and a long-cultivated crop of the Incan empire. Nutritious fruit, loaded with vitamins A, B and C, occurring in a decorative, inflated calyx.
Plant prospers in rich soils, but actually produces more fruit in marginal soils. Sow in spring in pots and transplant. In temperate US, start early and cultivate as per tomatoes. Harvest when the fruit drops. Excellent crop for the sub-tropics, where high yields provide refreshing fruit and excellent nutrition.
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Short-lived perennial in zones 10 to 12, normally grown as an annual, 100 to 120 days to harvest.
30 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown.