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Hawaiian Poha Berry (Physalis peruviana)

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Poha Berry, aka Goldenberry, Cape Gooseberry, or groundcherry is a small bushy perennial shrub from the nightshade family. It's native to South America, Chile, and Peru but is found and cultivated elsewhere for it's delicious and yummy orange fruit!  Poha Berry grows in a variety of conditions, thriving in high humidity or in high altitude areas, growing in marginal forest areas and riparian woodlands/jungles. It can be grown in temperate climates as an annual. 

The plant will fruit berries that grow in paper like 'calyx' which are thin skin-like outer coverings. These berries are delightfully vibrant orange! The fruit tastes tangy and sweet, like a mixture of pineapple and strawberry. It can be used to make jams, ice creams, alcohol, and other awesome edible curiosities! 

The orange is not deceiving! Poha berry is high in vitamin C and contains a good dose of beta-carotene the same phytochemical that gives carrots their orange flair. Poha Berry also contains thiamin and niacin (found often in energy drinks) and phytosterol compounds that help promote higher levels of energy and focus! 

Plant Type:
Perennial Tropical Fruiting Vine, Shrub

Harvest Season:
Year-Round Intermittently

Boast during Spring and Fall

Mature Size:
Up to 4 ft. tall with  spread up to 7 ft. (in ideal conditions)

Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, sandy to gravelly soil

Light Requirements:
 Full Sun


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8+ with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Poha Berry Plant is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within growing season. 

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5 reviews
  • MB
    MarieAnne B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Love ground cherries!

    Well established little plant. It's growing very well in its new pot. I can't wait for the fruits!

  • E
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    5 Stars

    My plant arrived in great condition. It was very securely packaged and the soil was still moist. Shipping costs were very high but other than that I'm very happy with my purchase.

  • JZ
    john z.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 5-10
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Too cool!

    I’m a proud owner of a poha berry plant! Packaged with care. Thank you!

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    5 Stars

    Super happy. Items arrived perfect!

  • D
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Unusually good fruit

    I have been growing ground cherries for years, or should I say, they have been growing in our garden, planters and anywhere else a seed may drop. Many of us with lots of plants, save the cherry in its calyx until nearly Christmas, picking them out as a snack, but there are pie, wine and other recipes for these cherry berries. Definitely get some and when they fruit, save some of the cherries and plant them or some of their seeds somewhere that you want them to grow. After that, they should volunteer nearly your joyful amazement.

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