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Physalis plants

Physalis plantsPhysalis is also called Winter Cherry. A rich, light soil is most suitable for the stove and greenhouse kinds, cuttings of which root freely under glass. The hardy kinds will grow in any soil, and are increased by seed.

Physalis Francheti produces seed-pods over two inches in diameter, the Cherry-like fruit of which is edible and makes a fine preserve. It is larger than that of the old Winter Cherry, Physalis Alkekengi. They flower in August.

Height of the Physalis differ from one to two feet.