Ground cherry, goldenberry, amour en cage - Physalis peruviana has many names but they all refer to the same great-tasting fruit. Originally from South America, the cape gooseberry has been in cultivated in Europe since the 18th century. These cherry-sized berries, wrapped in a husk similar to tomatillo, have a distinct, tangy pineapple flavor.
Full Fork Farm stewards a particular variety of husk cherry called Occidental Select. Great for fresh eating or jams.
The fruits will last for two to three months left in the husk, making for an excellent late-fall treat.