physalis kolumbia, a plant species of the genus Physalis in the nightshade family Solanaceae, has its origin in Peru. The plant and its fruit are commonly called Cape gooseberry, goldenberry, and physalis, among numerous regional names. The history of Physalis cultivation in South America can be traced to the Inca. It has been cultivated in England since the late 18th century, and in South Africa in the Cape of Good Hope since at least the start of the 19th century. Widely introduced in the 20th century, P. peruviana is cultivated or grows wild across the world in temperate and tropical regions.
physalis kolumbia Importing Countries
Fisalis fruit, because it is so delicious and nutritious, has forced many countries to import this fruit to their country, and therefore it is one of the export goods of Colombia.physalis kolumbia is closely related to the tomatillo and the Chinese lantern, also members of the genus Physalis. As a member of the plant family Solanaceae, it is more distantly related to a large number of edible plants, including tomato, eggplant, potato, and other members of the nightshades. Despite its name, it is not botanically related to other gooseberries.
physalis fruit is a round, smooth berry, resembling a miniature yellow tomato 1.25–2 cm (0.49–0.79 in) wide. Removed from its calyx, it is bright yellow to orange in color, and sweet when ripe, with a characteristic, mildly tart grape- or tomato-like flavor.
A prominent feature is the inflated, papery calyx enclosing each berry. The calyx is accrescent until the fruit is fully grown; at first, it is of normal size, but after the petals fall, it continues to grow until it forms a protective cover around the growing fruit. If the fruit is left inside the intact calyx husks, its shelf life at room temperature is about 30–45 days. The calyx is inedible. Fisalis fruit, because it is so delicious and nutritious, has forced many countries to import this fruit to their country, and therefore it is one of the export goods of Colombia.
physalis kolumbia Importing Costs
The use of this fruit in the diet is very useful and therefore has many fans in different countries who pay a high price to use this fruit in their diet. physalis is an economically useful crop as an exotic exported fruit, and is favored in breeding and cultivation programs of many countries. physalis fruits are marketed in the United States as goldenberry and sometimes Pichuberry, named after Machu Picchu in order to associate the fruit with its origin in colombia.