Physalis also organic

The physalis (also known as Cape gooseberry or ground cherry) is encased by a calyx. This is light brown and papery. The fruit inside is orange and about the size of a cherry. The flesh is sweet-sour and similar in flavour to the gooseberry.

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Cultivation & harvest

Physalis plants prefer a full sun, sheltered location for cultivation. In addition, in open-air cultivation, the fruits become particularly sweet to the taste. A loose, nutrient-rich and warm soil favors a high-yield harvest.


Physalis are especially good eaten raw and are therefore perfect for delicious, vitamin-packed fruit salads, paired with quark and yogurt or in muesli.


Physalis should be stored at room temperature and eaten within a few days. They can also be stored in the fridge or frozen.