Alkekengi by John Spottiswood.

Like its relative the tomatillo, the Cape gooseberry is covered with a papery husk. The fruit inside looks a bit like a yellow cherry, and tastes like a sweet tomato. You can eat Cape gooseberries whole, minus the husk, or use them to make very tasty preserves. They're hard to find in the United States; your best bet is a specialty produce market in the spring.

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Also known as

  • Cape gooseberry
  • Chinese lantern
  • Physalis
  • Golden gooseberry
  • Strawberry tomato
  • Ground cherry
  • Husk tomato
  • Golden berry
  • Golden husk
  • Poha


tomatillos OR gooseberries OR cherry tomatoes

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