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PlantFiles: Cape Gooseberry (Ground Cherry)
Physalis edulis 'Little Lantern'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: edulis (ED-yew-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Lantern

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 18, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Small, 20in (50cm) plants that bear flavorful orange fruit in late summer. They can be eaten fresh or used in pies or jams.






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