We would like to put our physalis fruits in the limelight! The physalis, also known as the Cape gooseberry or simply golden berry, is a berry enclosed in a papery husk. The bright orange berry is similar to a tomato.

This wonderful golden berry has a tartly sweet flavour and its lovely paper-lantern-like husks make great decorations for a pie or other dessert. Yex provides active promotional support for this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with promotions and activities!

Our physalis goes under our brand Discovered.

Passport Physalis

Name Physalis or cape gooseberry
Family Solanaceae
Origin Central and South America
Source Colombia
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Discovered or supplier’s brand

Storage advice Physalis

In the store

Physalis must be kept refrigerated before sale at a temperature of 10-12°C with a relative humidity of 70%.

At home

We recommend that consumers store unripe physalis at room temperature so that they’ll ripen. Once the physalis is ripe, the fruit will be bright orange/yellow in colour. Store ripe physalis in a cool place, but not in the refrigerator.

Usage tips Physalis

Remove the stem and the papery husk from the physalis and wash the berry. Eat the physalis as is or make a jam with it. Physalis is also delicious in salads and desserts. You do have to remove the papery husk, though, because this is not edible.

Extra tip for the consumer
The physalis, particularly with the lantern still attached, also makes a wonderful decoration on a tart or dessert.

Calendar Physalis


Growing areas Physalis

Teeltgebieden Physalis

The physalis originates from Central and South America. Our physalises come mainly from Colombia.

Discovered Physalis

Physalis goes under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.

Our Discovered recipe platform is full of handy product information, cutting techniques and more than 200 exotic recipes. From dessert to breakfast, for physalis there is plenty of inspiration for consumers

Discovered Physalis


Information, recipes, tips