This generous vegetable plant offers us a sweet and fragrant fruit which is a fresh delight, in jam, in sauce, or in pies. Like Chinese lanterns, it is wrapped in a protective envelope. When the fruit is ripe, the husk comes off, the fruit falls to the ground, and the little golden globes are ready to be harvested.
The vast majority of our seeds are produced on our farm. However, if the cultivation of a variety fails or if it is out of stock, we source from other seed companies to ensure an interesting selection. This is the case for this variety.
Latin name: Physalis pruinosa
Common names: Ground cherry, cape gooseberries, winter cherry, Chinese lantern, cage love.
English: Ground cherry, cape gooseberry.