The fruit is smooth resembling an orange or yellow cherry tomato. When it is removed from its calyx or paper lantern like covering it is about 3/4 inches in diameter. When ripe it is sweet with a mildly tart flavor. A superior fruit that is often used in jams, preserves, fruit salads or lettuce salads. The Cape gooseberry is related to the tomato and its cultivation is similar to tomatoes. Grow this as an annual. In mild climates (without freezing temperatures) it can live longer than a year.
Average mature height: 18-24 inches
Light: Full sun
Soil: Average watering needs.
Plant size: Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 2.5-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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