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Golden Berry DuoPhysalis peruvianaCape Gooseberry, Physalis edulis, Ground Cherry

Just £4.49

Half-Hardy Perennial
What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

Collection comprises one packet each of:

Golden Berry 'Little Lanterns' - A compact Cape Gooseberry that is suitable for containers on the patio, or for growing in the greenhouse.

Golden Berry 'Pineapple' - A dwarf variety with branching stems and a neat, bushy habit that produces heavy crops of tangy pineapple flavoured fruits.

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Description Sowing More Info Delivery

Decorate your favourite desserts with the abundant edible fruits of these Golden Berry plants. The bright orange berries are enclosed in a papery husk giving the appearance of a Chinese lantern. Physalis peruviana is half hardy and therefore tends to be grown as an annual, in the greenhouse or on a sunny patio. Height and spread: up to 90cm (36").


  • Collection comprises one packet each of:
  • Golden Berry 'Little Lanterns' - A compact Cape Gooseberry that is suitable for containers on the patio, or for growing in the greenhouse.
  • Golden Berry 'Pineapple' - A dwarf variety with branching stems and a neat, bushy habit that produces heavy crops of tangy pineapple flavoured fruits.

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Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Exotic Garden

Half-hardy

Full sun

Up to 90cm (35.4in)

Up to 90cm (35.4in)

Easy for all

A little experience

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Water Physalis plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist and feed regularly with a high potash plant food. Golden Berry plants may require staking. Harvest Chinese Lantern fruits in autumn when the husks turn brittle and pale brown in colour, and the fruits within them are a bright golden orange. Store Golden Berries in their husks in a warm place indoors. Caution: Except for the berry itself, all parts of Golden Berry plants are harmful if eaten.

Sow Physalis seeds from February to March at a temperature of 18-21C (64-70F), on the surface of a good quality seed compost and lightly cover the seed with vermiculite. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes up to 21 days. When Chinese Lantern seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on at a minimum temperature of 15C (60F) until they are 20cm (8") high. When all risk of frost has passed, plant Golden Berries in any well drained soil in full sun or transplant into growbags in the greenhouse.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

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