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Oriental Berry

by CountryLife Gardening | Sep 18, 2015

Physalis Alkekengi Many people will be familiar with this fruit if you have ever ordered a dessert in a Chinese restaurant. Physalis Alkekengi or as it is commonly called Chinese Lantern is a great herbaceous plant to grow in Ireland. It produces fantastic orange berries which remain encased in what looks like a paper lantern. 

Written by Malachy

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Malachy's Bio 
I have been gardening since I was 5 years old when my mother gave me a part of our garden as my own. I have studied horticulture in the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin and was a winner in the young horticulturist of the year competition. I have worked in Several plant nurseries and garden centers such as Mount Congreve in Co. Waterford. My special interests are plant propagation and Cacti!

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