Other names: physalis, Jews’ berry
Botanical name: Physalis peruviana
Crown and root system: This is a hardy shrub that grows easily and quickly. The root system is aggressive. Biennial plant?
Growing regions: All over the country except where it is particularly cold.
Fruit and ripening date: In the summer months it yields yellow fruit that is sweet and juicy, around the size of a cherry tomato. The fruit contain a great deal of pectin, which can also be found in apples and apricots, which is used to harden jellies.
Planting in a container: May be grown in a container, but we recommend using a wide container.
Recommended planting date: All year round.
Special care: Pruning?
Good to know:
The name “Jews’ berry” was given because the fruit’s exterior peel reminded someone of a foreskin, no less!