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La`au Kanaha Kumamalua......42nd Plant

Poha, Cape Gooseberry

Physalis peruviana

This is one of the more delicious fruits I have ever tasted and I find it strange that it's never available for sale unless preserved. Usually it is found on low to mid-slope of the Hawaiian mountains, doing best at 3000-4000' ASL. The Poha fruits through-out the year in Hawaii and here grows as a perennial herb. It is believed native to South America.

Kekahi La`au Aku NO

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