Biological Characterstics and Productivity of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.) Plants According to Different Term of Seedling Sowing


  • Nikolay Panayotov Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Ani Popova Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria



The main aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different time of sowing of seedlings on the behaviors of morphological development and productivity of cape gooseberry. The experiments were carried out with varieties Plovdiv and Obrazec 1 with 15-day sowing intervals between 01.03, 15.03. and 30.03. Phenological observations were done. Main morphological characteristics of the plants, in stages of flower buds, flowering and fruiting were investigated. Contents of dry matter, total sugar, total acid, vitamin C and pectin were analyzed. The highest productivity was established on 15.03. as the sowing date for both varieties with 40.83% (Plovdiv) and 16.07% (Obrazec 1) above the variant with the lowest yield.