Physalis

Want to talk about fruit and nuts? Got any problems? Here's your place to post.
Post Reply
User avatar
Odsox
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5434
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 2:21 pm
Location: West Cork, Ireland

Physalis

Post: # 294270Post Odsox »

Physalis is another of those plants that I thought would be "interesting" to grow, and like all the other "interesting" plants that I've grown expected them to be disappointing, but at least get it out of my system.
Especially as I bought some in a supermarket, they were expensive (about 6 in a pack) and were just plain sour.

But .. I am growing a dozen plants this year and they are not bad, sweet with and sharp aftertaste, and very prolific.
So far I've shucked just on 2 kilos and can't see where I've been. And discovered by far the best thing to do with them is to dry them, which they do incredibly quickly compared to other fruit.
So now I have dried physalis in my breakfast museli and mixed with other (home grown) dried fruit in my buns.
.
.
Before ...
physalis1.jpg
physalis1.jpg (133.28 KiB) Viewed 723 times
.
... and after
.
physalis2.jpg
physalis2.jpg (196.35 KiB) Viewed 723 times
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

User avatar
Green Aura
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 9209
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
latitude: 58.569279
longitude: -4.762620
Location: North West Highlands

Re: Physalis

Post: # 294271Post Green Aura »

A friend gave me a seedling for Christmas. It's like a triffid, taking up far more space in the greenhouse than I care for. The fruits OK but I'm not totally sold. I'm just hoping it's an annual plant so I can get rid soon. Having said that it's still hung in fruit, so it might be a while yet.

Oh, and the tomatoes have had a second rush - coming off faster that any point in the last couple of months. The blackberries, in the garden, obviously are absolutely hung in fruit - we're picking enough daily for three of us to have with some yoghurt.

It's turning out to be quite a good year for us, which I wouldn't have believed last month.
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

Post Reply