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Physalis is a genus of fruits which are grown in warm temperate and subtropical regions of the world. The majority of Physalis species are known to be indigenous to the Americas and more than 45 species are endemic to Mexico.  In terms of their appearance, Physalis are yellow or orange in colour and in terms of size, structure and shape they are similar to a small tomato.


Physalis is indigenous to the Americas but it is cultured in many areas around the globe. Approximately eighty to ninety varieties of Physalis occur in North and South America and southern Europe, in the southern parts of the warm and moderate regions. It is believed that Physalis was introduced in South Africa by Portuguese traders.


Although Physalis is indigenous to the Americas, it has been introduced in many different areas such as Africa, Australia, India, Central America and even in some parts of Europe.

Flavours & Texture

Their flavour is similar to strawberries or pineapple with a mild acidity while their texture is similar to tomato.


Fruits can be eaten raw in fruit cocktails, fruit salads, in cooked dishes or even canned whole in syrup or processed into jams. However, it should be mentioned that the fruit should always be consumed when it’s ripped as the unripe fruit may be poisonous for some individuals.

Nutritional Value

Apart from its taste, Physalis is a good source of nutrients, minerals, vitamins.

Calories per 100 g

53 kcal


0.7 g


11.2 g


1.9 g

Vitamin A

14 % of the RDI

Vitamin C

18 % of the RDI


6 % of the RDI


1% of the RDI


4% of the RDI


2 % of the RDI


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or to cancel your order.

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