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Physalis peruviana
Synonyms: P. edulis

Common Name(s): Cape gooseberry; goldenberry
Family: Solanaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 80 to 100 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 59 to 90 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Sand to gravell loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Annual in temperate climates, perennial in tropics. Needs plenty of rain and wind protection.
Cercospora, Rust
Food - fruit, Poison - mammals, Environ. - ornamental
Subtropical, tropical-wet and dry, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Northern South America, Western South America
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