Cape Gooseberry

Botanical Name
Physalis peruviana

Also known as  Inca berry, Aztec berry and golden berry

Cape gooseberry gets its name from the early days of South Africa where it was grown by the Settlers at the Cape of Good Hope. It is used commercailly as a fruit which is made into jams and marmalades. The fruit of a cape goosberry is yellow in colour and smooth in texture. It is roughly the size of a cherry.  Cape gooseberry can reach a height of 1m and is a soft-wooded perennial. It enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. The leaves of the Cape Gooseberry are sometime used as a poultice to reduce inflammation.

*Unripe fruits are known to be poisonous

Price R 0.00


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