Winter cherry

(Physalis peruviana)

Fruit with a bladder-shaped calyx and with a corolla or ten very marked ribs which contain a small, round, smooth orange berry. It has a pleasant, slightly acidic flavour.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Bufeta de Gos
Spanish: Alquequenje
English: Winter cherry

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Solanàcia

Nutritional value

73 calories per cada 100 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Winter cherry tree

Occasionally found cultivated in all tropical and sub-tropical zones of the planet, especially in Central America, the winter cherry is perfectly aclimatised to some southern European countries (France, Spain, Italy, etc.), and even grows wild in some areas, becoming an invasive plant due to the ease with which it disseminates its seed.

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