Hawaiian Giant Poha Berry (Goldenberry)


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Hawaiian Giant Poha Berries (Physalis peruviana, Goldenberry, Cape Gooseberry, Peruvian Ground Cherry, or Pichuberry) are small, 1-inch wide, orange-yellow, sweet, tropical berries that grow inside a papery beige husk with a history that can be traced back to the Incan Empire. These berries have a unique taste, like a cross between green grapes and cherry tomatoes that people around the world love. It is known as aguaymanto in Peru, uchuva in Colombia, deng long guo in China, and amour en cage in France.

Species Poha Berry
Plant Size 3-5 feet tall

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Annual, Perennial Zones 9-10
Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep in soil indoors 6–8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors in rich, well-fertilized 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost when soil temperatures are 70F or higher, in a mostly sunny area. Fruits are ready to harvest when husks are beige and fruits are ready to fall or fallen.

Within-Row Spacing  4-6 inches, thin to 2-3 feet
Between-Row Spacing 3-4 feet


Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16 g 5%
Protein 2.7 g 5%
Vitamin C 25% Calcium 1%
Iron 7% Cobalamin 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.