The Bush produces about a 1/2" inch sweet/tart berry with smooth orange skin, resembling a Tomatillo. The taste has been described as a combination of strawberries, pineapple, and even a little peach flavor. The Fruits are used raw or cooked, in salsa, pies, cakes, jellies, jams, ice cream, over meat dishes or salads, garnish and dried.
Grows to about 2 to 3 feet, but supported it can reach up to 4 feet.
Plants prefer soil types that are well-drained. Even if the soil is nutritionally poor, Cape Gooseberry will still grow well, and it prefers acidic soil. Very adaptable and can grow in full sun to partial shade. An annual in temperate regions and a perennial in frost free zones.
Other Names: Cape Gooseberry, Jam Fruit, Poha, Peruvian Ground Cherry.