AKA Goldenberry, Cape Gooseberry, or groundcherry is a small bushy perennial shrub, nightshade family, seedy surprise flavor, great chutney, and salsa. Very easy to grow. When cared for, plants will remain productive for 1 year or more with periodic flushes of flowering and fruiting. May need to be pruned back at times. Likely to need to control for mites. Start in nursery and transplant out into garden/field.
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2"
Full or partial sun
Days to Maturity: 70-80 days
25 seeds per packet
Packets are made of paper and need to stay dry and in cool, dark storage.
Store in a cool DRY place with NO moisture or the seeds will sprout!
The Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network is a statewide group of artisanal farmers that have worked together over the past 13 years to develop and grow high-quality, locally grown, and adapted seed varieties for Hawai‘iʻs home gardeners and market farmers. Varieties selected for their online marketplace have been tested for multiple years by seed growers on their farms and gardens under Hawai‘i’s unique and diverse, subtropical climatic conditions. Seed growers carefully observe, hand select, and harvest from only the best plants to ensure well-adapted, healthy seeds sprout and grow well in your home garden. All seeds are open-pollinated (OP) varieties that allow you to begin saving your own seed, improving and strengthening these varieties in your home garden. Seeds are properly dried, tested for germination according to USDA standards, and carefully stored to ensure viability at N. Kohala Seed Bank, Nahelehele. Growing tips and seed-saving information are available on the Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network website through the Blogs and Resource pages at: hawaiiseedgrowersnetwork.com.