Cape Gooseberry

Physalis peruviana

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It is indigenous to South America, but has been cultivated in England since the late 18th century and in South Africa in the region of the Cape of Good Hope since at least the start of the 19th century.

Small shrub with small orange fruit similar in size and shape to the common tomato, with a papery husk. It can be grown as an annual or perennial based on your location. Plants are usually small, only 1-3ft in height.

Plants enjoy full sun, fairly warm (but not hot) temperatures, and protection from frost.

Provide lots of water throughout the growing year, except towards fruit ripening time. Grow in most soil types and will do very well in poor soils and in pots. Plants are susceptible to many of the same diseases and pests as the tomato.