Physalis peruviana

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Related to Physalis edulis: cape gooseberry
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Noun1.Physalis peruviana - annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits
genus Physalis, Physalis - ground cherries
ground cherry, husk tomato - any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers
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Look out for some of the more unusual super fruits in garden centres and catalogues - Goji berries - Lycium barbatum, Chokeberries - Aronia spp, Chinese Gooseberry - Physalis edulis, Cranberries - Vaccinium spp and Japanese Wineberries - Rubus phoeniculasius.
The edible version of the Chinese Lantern is called Physalis edulis, commonly called the Cape Gooseberry, and you will often find this being served up as part of a delicious desert in some restaurants.