Physalis peruviana

Herbaceous shrub with japanese-lantern shaped fruit with a tasty edible orange berry inside. The orange-red papery covering over the fruit resembles paper lanterns.

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An herbaceous shrub with japanese-lantern shaped fruit with a tasty edible orange berry inside. The bright orange-red papery covering over the fruit resembles paper lanterns.

Physalis peruviana is native to high-altitude, tropical Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, where the fruits are eaten and frequently sold in markets. Only recently has the plant become an important crop in different countries.

Pictures of fruits from Wikimedia Commons:

- Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=140523

- By No machine-readable author provided. JuanseG~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=442411

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 70cm-200cm
Botanical family Solanaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
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