Physalis ixocarpa
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Physalis ixocarpa


  family solanaceae 
  genus physalis 

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Genus  Physalis Species  ixocarpa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  jamberberry   tomatillo Family  SOLANACEAE Specimen number  S11996 Data source  GrUnFr p65;UnVeg p381
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29 Acceptable soil pH  Slightly acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is needed for Physalis ixocarpa to do its best.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is up to one inch in diameter, light yellow in color, round, and enclosed in a parchment husk. It has bland or lightly sweet, green-tomato flavor that is used in salsa verde. Among its many possible uses in the kitchen, Physalis ixocarpa is often used in jam and in sweets. Jamberberry (sometimes called tomatillo) is most frequently used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Sprawling Crop spacing  1' Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  May 01 - May 31 Harvesting period  Aug 01 - Aug 31 Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement  Hot Fertilizer  Low nitrogen Time to harvest  fall
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jam   Sweets   Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts up to one inch in diameter, light yellow in color, round, and enclosed in a parchment husk Flavor / texture  has bland or lightly sweet, green-tomato flavor that is used in salsa verde
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Physalis ixocarpa to produce fruit. May is normally the best time to begin planting. Typical crop spacing is 1'. Space rows about 1' apart. It requires hot days for good production. Low nitrogen is required for optimal growth. The best harvesting period is fall. Crops can be harvested throughout August. Jamberberry (in some places called tomatillo) is typically propagated by seed. This plant most likely originates from South America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Physalis ixocarpa has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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