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Date Photo Taken: 07/20/2013
Location: kennesaw Georgia
Posted By: sweetmail


the fruit is eatable and it was given to me by my cousin from New York (staten island).

they taste good when turn yellow. it is eatable in green also but not too sweet. Want to know the name of it. Just in case they may not be eatable.

thank you


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I think this is a nightshade plant. Some are edible(tomatoes, eggplants etc) and some are extremely poisonous (jimson weed). Yours I think is Cape gooseberry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_peruviana
    Check this link regarding the plant as a food item http://www.gardensonline.com.au/GardenShed/PlantFinder/Show_2684.aspx
    I would certainly get an expert eyes on identification before chowing down on these.

    July 21st, 2013 at 10:44 pm
  2. Kirk Unregistered says:


    July 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    physalis species.
    Looks more like a ground cherry then a tomatillo.
    Did your cousin mention whether this was a wild plant, or a purchased one?
    The physalis family contains a large number of plants, many of which are grown commercially.

    July 22nd, 2013 at 9:15 am
  4. Sweetmail Unregistered says:

    My cousin said her friend brought them from the store.
    Like it and grow it themselves.

    It is very easy to grow. No care need except
    Occasional watering and spray the bottom
    Of the pot with Sevin to stop ants getting to
    The fruit.


    July 22nd, 2013 at 9:23 am
  5. martlaw Unregistered says:

    Ground cherry (physalis)

    July 26th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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