Sold as 1 Single Cape Gooseberry Plant. This berry plant (Physalis peruviana) is a tender perennial. It is a useful small crop for the home garden, because the fruit is expensive to purchase as it is labor-intensive in commercial plantings.
Gooseberry can overwinter outdoors in mild areas or outdoors when grown in favored positions such as the foot of a sunny wall.
Growing Cape Gooseberry Plant
- Cape gooseberries are ideal for growing in containers, but can also be grown in the garden.
- The growing medium should be free-draining, but not particularly fertile. If the soil is too rich in nutrients then the plants are prone to putting on a lot of leafy growth but few fruits will form.
- Water Cape gooseberries carefully and consistently throughout the growing season but do not over water, especially in cooler weather.
- Do not add fertilizers to your plants.
- Cut back all the dead branches in early spring and it will pop up again.
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