OP. Gooseberries (physalis peruviana) have unmatched flavor, almost like eating perfume. Fruit are much larger and more complexly flavored than typical husk ground cherries. Large plants are slower to ripen than a typical ground cherry, and are worth coaxing to harvest. Gooseberries also contain a healthy dose of scurvy-preventing vitamin C – 69 percent of the daily value, and nearly 20 times the C in oranges. And get this: gooseberries lose none of the vitamin C nutrition in the cooking process. 100 days.
Care: Plant 3-4′ apart in rows 3-4′ apart in full sun. Fruits are ripe when the papery husk turns light brown and splits open, and will store up to 3 months in the husk. A lone tomatillo may grow and bloom but set little fruit; for abundant harvests, grow two or more tomatillo plants near each other to encourage cross-pollination.