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Cape gooseberry

n.
A tropical South American ground cherry (Physalis peruviana) having yellow flowers with purple centers and an inflated calyx enclosing an edible yellow berry used to make jam, sauces, and desserts.

[After the Cape ofGood Hopewhere European settlers introduced the plant in the early 1800s (its cultivation later speading from there to other parts of the English-speaking world).]
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cape gooseberry

n
(Plants) another name for strawberry tomato
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Noun1.cape gooseberry - 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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They belong to the same family as tomatoes and when fully ripe, their colours range from orange to red, and the fruits have tiny seeds tucked in the flesh.In Kenya, a majority of people in villages pick the fruits, also known as Cape gooseberries, from forests.
Fresh fruits like figs, peanut butter fruit, abiu, gumihan, mamey, exotic bananas, cempedak, and cape gooseberries, mentioning only a few of what are being grown nowadays.
Fruits that contain high pectin includes blackberries, apples, cape gooseberries, cranberries, and grapes.
Objective: For this reason, this work presents the study of the bioaccumulation process in the active ingredient of Buprofezin in a crop of cape gooseberries, with the aim of observe the remnants of this compound in the Physalis peruviana and its fruit after two and a half months of being attacked by the Trialeurodes Vaporariorum.
While she says demand for the company's Cape Gooseberries is rising slowly, more education is needed.
Ina double task, the gardeners have to present cauliflowers and cape gooseberries.
In a double task, the keen gardeners are asked to present both cape gooseberries and cauliflowers.
[6.] Nzabuheraheza FD and NA Niyigena Contribution to Yellow Wine Production from Cape Gooseberries (Physalis peruviana) at INES in Musanze District of Rwanda, Edition NIKA Printers, INES Scientific Journal, Volume N0 6, Rwanda, 2011; 55-66.
As well as the usual staples - from parsnips to potatoes - the project is developing a reputation for trying new things, such as asparagus peas and cape gooseberries.