Physalis peruviana

From South America

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Physalis peruviana

The Physalis a fruit species cultivated in the Andes, is one of the major fruit exports of Colombia, at elevations ranging from1,500 to 3,000 m and as a cultivated plant between 2,400 and 3,400 m, at average temperatures between 8 and 14°C.

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01. Quality Golden berries

The delicious yellow-orange fruit who grows inside paper-like husks is the most wanted exotic fruit worldwide.

We send Physalis peruviana, with or without calyx, superior quality, with the characteristic of the variety and/or commercial type, free of defects, focus in the quality, the keeping quality and presentation of the package.

02. Harvesting

Our Physalis are sending once have reached an appropriate degree of ripeness. The maturity of the fruit can be visually assessed from its external colouring, which changes from green to orange as the fruit ripens, and the soluble solids content should be at least 14.0°Brix.
See the General Marketing Standards of Regulation.


Physalis peruviana are classified in three classes defined, regardless of size and colour: Extra Class, Class I and Class II. Also, Golden berries are classified according to Size Codes A-D, ranging from diameter 15–> 22.1 mm.
See Codex Alimentarius Standard for Physalis peruviana.


Although The containers meet the quality, hygiene, ventilation and resistance characteristics to ensure suitable handling, shipping and preserving of the Physalis. They are shipped with the highest level of care and specific temperature control to preserve their flavour, freshness, texture and aroma.

The size is determined by the maximum diameter of the fruit, with a minimum diameter of
15 mm to > 22 (A-D).
With or without calix
Extra class, I, II

Thanks to our geographical location and favourable weather, we produce and supply Physalis peruviana all year round.

We comply with the EU quality standards contained in Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007, which specify that imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from third countries must comply with the EU’s general marketing standards or their equivalent.


The Physalis Packaging requirements differ by customer and market segment. It is packed in each container in compliance with the Code of Practice for Packaging and Transport of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CXC 44-1995) and packed in such a way as to offer proper protection for the produce, guaranteeing the required resistance and the conditions to be transported, always maintaining the quality of the products.

For Europe boxes of 1,2 Kg are used, i.e. for air cargo, 150 boxes max. (1 euro pallets) are shipped; which equates to 180 kg of fruit.
Boxes with a capacity of 1,2 kg are used for exports to Europe and USA, i.e. for a 40-foot container, 5500 boxes (23 pallets) are shipped; which equates to 6600 kg of Physalis.

By the other hand, we develop packing using less natural resources and helps reduce the use of water, energy and the emission of gases that cause the greenhouse effect and the production of volatile organic compounds.

Cold chain

The conservation at 8 – 10ºC and 85% of relative humidity, delays the maturation process and prevents the excessive dehydration of the Physalis, which allows an estimated useful life of 18 days.
Golden berries are grown whose progressive agricultural practices comply fully with US, Canadian, and European laws and regulations, packed, and shipped by air or sea.

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Did you know that Physalis apparently contain more antioxidants than broccoli, apples, and pomegranates?

Consumers who previously only used the fruit as a decoration on their plates have begun to discover all its extraordinary nutritional and medicinal properties, exquisite taste and aroma.

The fruit is named as Cape gooseberry because it is first cultivated in Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Physalis peruviana, more commonly known as Goldenberries and ground berries in North America. It has various names like Inca berry and Uchuva.
In the tropics, the goldenberries are an exportable fruit with great comparative advantages due to its production and permanent supply to international markets.

For all these reasons, in Colombia the Goldenberries are the second most exported fruit, being this fruit one of the most promising for the development of certain regions of our country.

The Physalis is quite well regarded because of its nutritional value, which has high concentrations of vitamins A, C and B complex, along with phosphorus, calcium, and iron. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, the portion of goldenberries that weighs approximately 100 grams (g) contains:


In Colombia, large areas of the also known as Uchuva are cultivated, whose productions are processed and exported largely to Europe, Canada and Asia.


To European countries, they are exported with calyx and without quarantine treatments, GlobalGap certification and Good Agricultural Practices on the farm.

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Physalis have abundant Vitamin C much more than lemons! fulfils 18 % of requirements of vitamin C, not only is good for the skin further helping to boost immunity.

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