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.
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.
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|Minimum winter temperature||0 ºC to 10 ºC|