0.2G | Approx. 50 Physalis Seeds Physalis Peruviana Tomatillos Chinese Lantern Gooseberries Ground Cherries
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NOTE: Exact is the weight of seeds in the pack, the number of seeds is approximate (!!!) & depends on size & weight of separate seeds. GOLDEN BERRY Very valuable plant. Physalis, chinese lantern. Extremely decorative, edible, contain high level of vitamins. Number one plant in your garden!!! Description Physalis belongs to the nightshade family of plants & grows in a variety of areas across the world, particularly in the temperate & subtropical portions of North & South America. Members of the Physalis genus often bear fruit that resembles their close cousins, the tomato & the potato. The large number of edible Physalis fruits are commonly used as ingredients in local cuisines & often for medicinal purposes. Aspects Members of the Physalis genus are hardy plants & not difficult to grow, however they do require large amounts of water in order to flourish properly & need special attention during hot, dry weather. Not all of the fruit produced by Physalis plants is edible, although many types of Physalis are attractive & colorful ornamental plants in gardens & flowerbeds. Types The Physalis genus can broken down into two general groups: plants that produce edible fruit, & ornamental plants. Of the Physalis that produce edible fruit, the most popular in cooking & local cuisines are tomatillos, gooseberries & all forms of ground cherries. Use in Cooking Physalis fruits are known for their firm texture & mild citrus flavor. Gooseberries & ground cherries are commonly used in all recipes in which fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, figs & other berries are used: salads, desserts, as dried snacks, in baking, & as a flavoring in jams, jellies, or light fruit sauces & syrups. They are also eaten raw. Tomatillos The tomatillothe fruit of the Physalis philadelphica plantis probably the most widely used of all Physalis fruits. Known as the green tomato in Mexico, the tomatillo is a major part of the salsas, sauces, & dishes essential to Mexican cooking, including salsa verde, or green salsa, & green enchilada sauce. Medicinal Uses The fruit of Physalis alkekengi, also called Chinese lanterns, have been used by the Chinese for centuries in concoctions for the treatment of a number of ailments, including sore throats, colds, coughing, high fevers, abscesses & eczema. in China, as well as in parts of Europe, the fruit of the Chinese lantern is used to treat bladder disease. How to grow Choose a full sun location in your garden. Till the dirt to loosen. If necessary, add all-purpose potting soil to the dirt. Mix potting soil with vermiculite, 50-50. The vermiculite will further enrich the ground & help the seeds germinate better. Sow the seeds on top of the soil in late spring, after the last frost. Cover the seeds with a fine layer of potting soil. Do not pack the soil down. Water the seeds well. Be careful not to flood the seeds, or they can be washed away. Use a watering can or spray nozzle on your garden hose. Moisten the soil daily. Germination will

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