Cape Goose Berry: A New Cash Crop in India

Mohammad Faizan Husain *

Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayaagrj-211007, India.

Devi Singh

Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayaagrj-211007, India.

Suhel Eraqui

Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayaagrj-211007, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Cape gooseberry Physalis peruviana L. is an annual growing fruit crop belonging to the family Solanaceae. It is cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical region of the world. Cape gooseberry is herbaceous or soft wooded plant usually reaches 2-3 feet height. Cape gooseberry is cultivated in different types of soils but sandy loam soil is preferred for getting higher production. The fruit of cap gooseberry have better aroma with1.8% protein, 0.2% fat, 11.5 % carbohydrate, 10 mg calcium, 60 mg phosphorous, 18 mg iron, 49 mg ascorbic acid, 2380 IU vitamin A and 0.9% pectin. Due to the good amount of pectin present in cap gooseberry its value added product Jam is made of very good quality.

Keywords: Cape gooseberry, cash crop, herbaceous, golden berry


How to Cite

Husain , Mohammad Faizan, Devi Singh, and Suhel Eraqui. 2023. “Cape Goose Berry: A New Cash Crop in India”. Asian Journal of Research in Crop Science 8 (4):211-16. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajrcs/2023/v8i4200.

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