Saturday, March 4, 2017

I have fruit

While tidying up the sunroom , I happened to discover ….I have ripe Cape gooseberries or Physalis peruviana   !
There were lots of blooms when  I brought my two plants in for the winter. I didn't expect they would come to much. But I did give them plenty of water…. just in case . 

Every now and again I give the flowers a little squeeze. The fruit seemed  not to be  getting any bigger.  But, recently  they have been turning yellow . and this morning a few had dropped . That's when I found nice ripe cherries….and very sweet  too !


  1. Are those what are referred to as ground cherries? My great-grandmother used to make delectable ground cherry preserves.

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