Physalis (Cape Gooseberry)
Produces delicious edible berries in Chinese-lantern-like seed cases (see pic 2 from our Palm House). They can appear in early spring but takes several months to ripen - don't be tempted to taste before July or they'll have an acidic taste. Physalis loves growing in full sun but not if it’s too warm. Once properly settled in, it requires little care: preferably only water in case of extreme heat waves or long dry spells. At the end of the growing season, you can speed up fruit ripening. Simply pinch the head off stems to focus all the sap on the fruits.