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Profile Image Mary Newlands

CheerfulandLiterate

A semi-urban plant hoarder in Ontario, Canada.

Physalis ixocarpa syn. P. philadelphica

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
  • Like Count 36
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CheerfulandLiterate

They’re giants already. 💚🌱💚. Four and a half feet tall.

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craigh7

Just saw your older photo when they were just starting out! Wasn't even long ago. Some growth!

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CheerfulandLiterate

@craigh7 It’s unbelievable, even considering the heat. They grow faster than the weeds!

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rikkie

Interesting shape! The like balloons. Is it edible?

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CheerfulandLiterate

@rikkie Yes, absolutely. I grow them so that I can make salsa verde and green sauces for my Tex Mex. The fruit eventually splits the lantern and they look like little tomatoes with husks.

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charlotte

Wow. Never seen these before

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rikkie

@CheerfulandLiterate for Tex Mex cuisine 😊 so the plant doesn't just look exotic but also offers you a nice ingredient! Excellent 😍

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emch

#101uses

25w
  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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CheerfulandLiterate

A bit of bug damage (that’s typical), but otherwise looking healthy! Can’t wait for salsa verde. 💚

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
  • Like Count 23
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CheerfulandLiterate

Looking healthy ... so far! Growing fast. Will start to harden off in a week or so. These guys were so prolific last year!

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