Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) is also known as Incaberry, goldenberry and Pichuberry and a few other common names.
I find germination to be a bit hit and miss, I planted seeds that didn't germinate, then a few weeks later I replanted seed from the same packet and they all germinated. They grew very slowly at the start and felt like they would never flower. Once they started to produce fruit it was very productive over a long period of time.
Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)
Planted 20/08/2016 Day 0 No germination, seeds rotted so I needed to re-plant.
Replanted 10/09/2016 Day 0 again
Germinated 26/09/2016 Day 16
Flowered 09/12/2016 Day 60
Harvest began 14/01/2017 Day 86
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|Cape Gooseberry Fruit|
|Cape Gooseberry seedling|
|Cape gooseberry flowers and fruit|