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Massachusetts, United States Us

i forgot what I planted. The flowers have now turned into little bell shaped green shell with a green berry looking fruit inside but when I cut into berry looking thing it resembled a tomato.



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It's the spitting dab of a Cape Gosseberry (those fruit in calyx jobbies on the side of the plate in posh restaurants) Physalis capensis.

26 Sep, 2009

 

WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? aRE THEY EDIBLE AND HOW TO USE THEM?

26 Sep, 2009

 

Yes, once the fruit inside of the green lantern-like calyx turn a yellowish colour, they are quite sweet. They are served in posh restaurants partly for decoration and for eating on the side of the plate/dish of a sweet/pudding.

Specialist growers command quite a high price for them too!

26 Sep, 2009

 

They are quite tasty too!!

26 Sep, 2009

 

I see it is correctly called Physalis peruviana too!

27 Sep, 2009

 

Pretty much all you need to know and more about here:

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/cape-gooseberry.html

27 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Fractal!

28 Sep, 2009

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