Start Cape Gooseberry seed to grow this perennial plant that produces golden-colored berries. Physalis Peruviana, commonly referred to as Cape Gooseberry, grows to approximately 2 feet tall and is hardy to zone 8 but is frost tender.
Cape Gooseberry plants are in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to November. The flowers are hermaphrodites (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees and wind.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 8 - 11 Height: 24 inches Bloom Season: Spring to mid-summer Bloom Color: Yellow to purple Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Very adaptable - sandy to clay, pH 5.1 - 6.0
Temperature: 75F Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/16 inch Sowing Rate: 3 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep moist until germination Plant Spacing: 18 inches