Poha Berry-Cape Gooseberry
Poha Berry-Cape Gooseberry

Poha Berry-Cape Gooseberry

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3241-01

Regular price $4.95 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Dec 07 and Dec 12. * ETA for USA only

Giant Poha Berry

Physalis peruviana


Giant Poha Berry
This is a popular berry in Hawaii, the fuzzy-leaved bush (aka Poha Berry) produces about 1" berries with smooth, waxy orange skin. Some say this tangy sweet fruit tastes like a mixture of pineapple and strawberry with a bit of mango. The fruit s covered with a lantern-shaped husk which opens when ready. One of our favorites here in Tampa. !It grows well in containers.
  • Maturity: Approx. 75 days after flowering
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60°F) in a warm and sunny location. Fertilize as needed. Harvest when husk turns light brown and when fruit berries fall or are ready to fall.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Plant
Spacing
Row
Distance
75-90°F 1/8-1/4" 4-6" 24" 30-36"

Giant Poha Berry

Physalis peruviana


Giant Poha Berry
This is a popular berry in Hawaii, the fuzzy-leaved bush (aka Poha Berry) produces about 1" berries with smooth, waxy orange skin. Some say this tangy sweet fruit tastes like a mixture of pineapple and strawberry with a bit of mango. The fruit s covered with a lantern-shaped husk which opens when ready. One of our favorites here in Tampa. !It grows well in containers.
  • Maturity: Approx. 75 days after flowering
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60°F) in a warm and sunny location. Fertilize as needed. Harvest when husk turns light brown and when fruit berries fall or are ready to fall.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Plant
Spacing
Row
Distance
75-90°F 1/8-1/4" 4-6" 24" 30-36"