Also known as Cape Gooseberry and Golden Berry, this relative of the tomato and the tomatillo is a tender perennial producing a delicious vitamin and fiber-rich gold colored fruit that stores well and is enjoyed eaten raw or preserved. Each fruit, about the size of a cherry tomato, comes wrapped in its own husk. Leaves and fruit have medicinal properties valued by herbalists. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.
Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost, with soil temp about 75°F Start in flats and move to larger containers while still small. Harden off and transplant to garden well after last frost. Protect from strong winds and frost. Reduce watering once fruit has set. Likes average, well draining soil.