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tony williams2

Just bought some physalis(cape gooseberry) how do grow  these,ive been told just like tomatos but how tall,wide and what feed and how often ? Iv,e also been told to start off in poor soil ! HELP...

Welshonion

I grew mine in the greenhouse.  They grow tall and straggly.  Seem a shame to deliberately put them in poor soil and not necessary.  You don't say which type you are growing.  Sweet ones or true salsa physalis as grown in Mexico, etc.?

tony williams2

HI,i dont know if its true sasla or what,only physalis,cape gooseberry on label with a picture of small orange friuts,i have tasted fruit in restaurants and its really good so nothing ventured etc,thanks for reply from another Welshman.

Welshonion

Oh good, you're growing the sweet ones.  Very easy.  The fruit make good jam or in a flan, I understand.  We ate them raw; quite tart if I remember correctly.

Do you pinch the tops out ?? Mine are only about 6 inches tall ATM, but have buds already

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tony williams2

hi,ive been told to grow them like tomatoes,but they go very straggly an untidily but nice fruit good luck(for me to ! !)

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