Plant: After last frost

Physalis peruviana

50 seeds/pack | 100 days | Heirloom

In the tomato family, goldenberries have a sweet taste and a unique decorative appearance. These small orange fruits are encased in a paper husk and fall from the plant when mature. They are tangy with a peachy flavor. Truly a garden treasure. Whenever we have guests in the summer and want to knock their socks off we offer them a few of these gems. To top it off, research shows they may have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Also, melatonin has been found in the plant, which suggests it may lower risk of diseases associated with stress, including neurodegenerative diseases. The challenge is to grow enough of them. Start plants indoors and transplant outside. They need a long season to really produce well.