‘Physalis Peruviana’

Goldenberry / Coqueret Du Perou / Φυσαλλίς


Common Name: Goldenberry / Coqueret Du Perou / Φυσαλλίς

Scientific Name: Physalis peruviana


Plant’s cycle: Perennial

Light Requirement: light shade, full sun

Soil type: Prefers a rich loam but tolerates poor soils. Plants; pH 4.5 to 8.2

Sowing in nursery: March/April

Germination: 7 to 10 days after sowing (20 ºC)

Harvest: in August


Flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs)

Pollination: Bees; Wind

Plant is self fertile

Seed preservation: 4 years


Edible Parts: fruits

Medicine: Diuretic;  Vermifuge.

The leaf juice has been used in the treatment of worms and bowel complaints. The plant is diuretic

Known Hazards: All parts of the plant, except the fruit, are poisonous. Immature plants are also toxic.