Botanical Name: Physalis philadelphica
Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting
Native: Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: About 20″ tall and wide
Variety Information: Green, 1″–1¼” fruits turn purple and sweeter as they ripen.
When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 80° – 85°F.
Days to Emerge: 10 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 36″
Row Spacing: 36″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 36″