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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom Gb

physalis is dropping its fruit prematurely.what could be the problem



Physalis pruinosa drops its fruit inside the little papery seed case when the fruit is ripe and a pale yellow colour. I guess the physalis you are referring to is the Cape Gooseberry.. Physalis peruviana, where the fruit should be golden yellow. The latter tends to fruit when it's grown into a very large plant (around a metre high and wide) and I find this is often not before mid to late August in a polytunnel, unless I have overwintered the plant. So I wonder if yours is just fruiting prematurely on too small a plant?
If this isn't the case and the plant is already very large, then it sounds like it may be too dry at the roots.

13 Jul, 2010



14 Jul, 2010

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