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Very impressed with the cherry trees recieved in perfect condition.planted as per instructions.I would like advice, as now I have got them I am told I will never have cherries as the birds always get there first.As the trees max height is 8ft is there some way I can protect them and when is it the beast time to offer this protection. I would be grateful for your advice. Webmasters Reply: Here on the nursery we have found hanging old cd's in the tree the most effective method of control; these must be in place from approximately mid March until after the fruit has been harvested.
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Very impressed with the cherry trees recieved in perfect condition.planted as per instructions.I would like advice, as now I have got them I am told I will never have cherries as the birds always get there first.As the trees max height is 8ft is there some way I can protect them and when is it the beast time to offer this protection. I would be grateful for your advice. Webmasters Reply: Here on the nursery we have found hanging old cd's in the tree the most effective method of control; these must be in place from approximately mid March until after the fruit has been harvested.
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Cape Gooseberry

Image of physalis peruviana
Image of physalis peruviana
Image of Physalis peruviana
Image of Physalis peruviana
Image of Physalis peruviana
Image of Physalis peruviana
Image of Physalis peruviana

Physalis peruviana

  • Sweet fruits in a lovely husk!
  • Perennial.
  • Requires Winter frost protection.

Supplied as compost block grown plants.

Available from approximately late April / early May 2019

1 or more £2.25GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:

Originating from Peru, Physalis peruviana became commonly known as the Cape Gooseberry due to its rise in popularity and cultivation in South Africa in the 1800's. It is now known under a variety of names - Physalis, Golden Berry, Giant Ground Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry, Peruvian Cherry, Poha, Jam Fruit, Uvula, Chua - the list is almost endless, but in our opinion none do true justice to the lovely cheerful fruit.

Following pretty yellow flowers with a chocolate blotch centre, the bright orange yellow fruits are produced - not that you would know as each is formed within a delicate papery pod. Whilst the papery pods make the fruit extremely decorative (and so a popular exotic garnish for restaurant desserts) the husk actually serves a more important purpose in that picked fruit left within the husk will have a 'shelf life' of a month or more at room temperature.

With a gorgeously sweet flavour these are perfect for eating raw and are great in fruit salads; in some parts of the world they are often served with Avocado. They are also wonderful for making pies or jam with.

As these are not hardy in the UK, many treat them as an annual which is such shame. We would suggest lifting before first frosts, potting into a large container and over-wintering in a frost free greenhouse or similar; of course due to their tenderness they are a perfect subject for container growing.

  • Perennial (although often treated as annuals).
  • Like a full sun position.
  • Prefer well drained soil.
  • Require Winter frost protection.
  • Plant outside from May until late August.
  • Plant 2'6" apart by 15" apart (75 x 36 cm).
  • Can be grown in pots.
  • Reaches 5ft (180cm) high.
Available from approximately late April / early May 2019

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General Information

What's A Compost Block Grown Plant?
Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Cape_Gooseberry/