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The Cape Gooseberry Physalis edulis and Tomatillo Physalis philadelphica are related species, originally from South America, in the same family as the tomato. They resemble tomatoes in culture, needing a greenhouse or at least a pretty good summer outside. The ripe fruit of the Cape Gooseberrry is sweet and tart, excellent with dark chocolate. The Tomatillo is not sweet but its tart flavour adds zing to salsas and chutneys. 
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Cape Gooseberry
Cape Gooseberry
Our Price: €2.50

Cape Gooseberry, Physalis edulus. This tomato related plant produces cherry sized orange fruit in a 'chinese lantern'. Grow like a tomato. A sweet fruit, eat raw or in jams etc. This is a perennial plant and will overwinter in a greenhouse or tunnel if protected from frost.   Average 20 seeds/packet
Violet Tomatillo
Violet Tomatillo
Our Price: €2.50

Physalis philadelphica Tomatillos have a tangy flavour and are widely used in authentic Mexican cookery, including salsas.  Average 20 seeds/packet
Plaza Latina Giant Tomatillo
Plaza Latina Giant Tomatillo
Our Price: €2.50

Physalis philadelphica Tomatillos have a tangy flavour and are widely used in authentic Mexican cookery, including salsas.  Average 20 seeds/packet
Pineapple Physalis
Pineapple Physalis
Our Price: €2.50

Physalis edulis A dwarf form of Cape Gooseberry, that produces a delicious crop of small orange fruit in a ‘lantern’. The fruit are sweet with a distinct pineapple flavour. Happier indoors, but will grow outside. Harvest when lanterns turn brown and fall off. Great container crop.

   
 
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