These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens
Easy-to-grow and high-yielding exotic fruit
Produces sweet and juicy golden berries with a pineapple tang
High in Vitamin C
Height Up to 90cm (36")
Spread Up to 90cm (36")
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The Kew Vegetable range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew containing a mixture of staples, colourful and unusual vegetables specially selected to bring variety to your gardens and allotments to the kitchen table.
Producing delicious, sweet berries in abundance, Physalis peruviana is an easy-to-grow exotic fruit, adding a novel tropical flavour to your home harvests. Originating from South America, it’s surprisingly simple to grow but an expensive fruit to buy in the supermarket. Just treat it the same as its relative – the tomato.
Plants are enormously productive – each one yielding up to 300 golden fruits surrounded by a papery husk. The juicy fruits have a pineapple tang and a tomato-like texture. They’re notably rich in Vitamins C and B3. Enjoy them fresh off the plant, in salads and desserts or dried and used like raisins. They also make a pretty garnish. Once fully mature they’ll store for several weeks.
Please note – aside from the fruit, all parts of this plant are poisonous.
Height and spread: up to 90cm (36").
1 Packet (250 Seeds) (KC9749)
This tender plant should be treated the same as a tomato and grown in a conservatory, greenhouse or outdoors in a sunny, sheltered position. Plants thrive in freely draining, light, sandy soil and should not be fertilised as this encourages leafy growth at the expense of fruit.
Sow the seed Feb to April indoors, just covering them lightly. Place in a propagator or cover with plastic and germinate at a temperature of 15 °C to 30 °C (59-86F).
Prick out seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow on, not planting them out until the last expected frosts. After planting provide protection if needed. Pinch out the growing tip before plants are a foot high to encourage bushiness.
Stake plants and water consistently whilst ensuring good drainage. Plants should be ready to harvest by late summer. Fruits are mature when they drop to the ground, they should be left to ripen until golden yellow before consumption.
Please note: all parts of this plant aside from the fruit are poisonous
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Physalis peruviana (Golden Berry) - Kew Vegetable Seed Collection