Family: Solanaceae. Short lived perennial
Native to the Andes--a cultivated crop since Incan times. Nutritious golden fruit occurs in a decorative (purple streaked) inflated calyx. Fruit is loaded with vitamin A, C and B. Contains unusually high levels of pectin and phosphorous.
As easy to raise as Tomatoes, Golden Berries are intriguing to grow and delicious to eat. The attractive, bushy plants yield golden-yellow berries, enclosed in balloon-like calyces. They can be eaten raw, stewed or as a jam. If picked and kept in their husks, they will store for week