Small yellow orange fruit similar in appearance to the ground cherry and cape gooseberry. Fruits have a sweetish flavor and a number of medicinal properties.
Small shrub similar to the common tomato, can be grown as an annual or perennial. Plants are usually small, only 1-3ft in height.
In areas where frost or freezes occur, plants are easily grown as annuals.
They enjoy full sun, fairly warm (but not hot) temperatures, and protection from frost.
Eaten fresh. Can also be used much like the tomato. Traditionally, fruits are used to treat a variety of ailments, including kidney disease, jaundice, fevers, and earaches.
Native to South America.