The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Physalis ixocarpa. This ancient vegetable has small sized, plump, firm fruits with a paper-like cellulose husk covering which resembles small green lanterns that hang downward on bushy annual plants. Also called “husk tomato”, this species originally came from Central and South America and was cultivated by the Aztecs before the conquistadors took it back to Spain. The interior is dense and highly seeded and bursts with a distinctive, tart, lemony flavor. Indeterminate, sprawling plants grow 3-4 feet tall and wide.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
|Full Sun||Annual in USDA hardiness zones 4-12, perennial in zones 10-11||sandy, well-drained loam, pH between 6.0-7.0||Regularly|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|2-3'||3-4' tall and wide||60-90 from transplant|
Common Diseases and Pests
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