Cape Gooseberry

Botanical Name: Physalis peruviana

approx 100 seeds
Availability: In stock

Indigenous to South America these bright glossy berries, with a mouthwatering ‘fruit salad’ flavour, develop within unusual papery husks. Serve intact on top of salads or on the side of desserts, or use them to make delicious jams and jellies, in pies and smoothies

Product Specifications
How To Grow

In pots or trays of seed raising mix in a sunny but sheltered position.Sow seed 5mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear 7-21 days. Transfer to final growing position when sturdy enough, spacing plants 50cm (20in) apart. Water and fertilise regularly. Harvest: 12-14 weeks from sowing when husks turn brown.

When To Plant Early Spring to Summer.
When to Sow/Plant Spring, Summer
Soil Type fertile, well cultivated, well drained

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Cape Gooseberry Smoothie

Cape Gooseberry Smoothie


  • 10 gooseberries, peeled
  • 2 bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 200ml plain yoghurt
  • 50ml milk
  • 50ml apple juice
  • 50ml vanilla frozen yoghurt or ice cream
  • Sugar or stevia to taste


  1. Add all the smoothie ingredients together and blend to a smooth, thick and creamy consistency.
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve chilled.