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Cape Gooseberry


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Beautiful fruits with a gorgeously sweet flavour
As the Latin name Physalis peruviana suggests, this plant originates from Peru but has become commonly known as the Cape Gooseberry due to its growing popularity in South Africa since the 1800’s.

This plant will grow tall and in July/August produces pretty yellow flowers followed by bright orange fruits that form within a delicate papery pod.

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Number of plants: 5

Variety: Cape Gooseberry (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

In the kitchen: With a gorgeously sweet flavour these are perfect for eating raw and are great in fruit salads, fruit pies or use to create delicious jam.

Plant out: late April to early July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-25cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.