From the Solanaceae family, Physalis peruvian is native to Peru, a perennial plant grown as an annual in our latitudes.
Small orange-yellow fruit the size of a gooseberry located inside a membranous calyx whose shape may recall a lantern.
Fleshy flesh with a delicious flavor reminiscent of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango. It is necessary to consume the fruit when it is very ripe, that is to say when its envelope has become dry.
Plant with a wide development, it can spread about 1.5m in height and in width. Green foliage with hairy heart-shaped leaflets.
Abundant production from mid-season until the first frosts. Picked fruits can be kept for several weeks in a cool place.
NB/ germination is much slower than for tomatoes, it takes 15 to 20 days to germinate...