Find out more about these flavourful little berries that are native to Peru and Colombia! Golden berries go by various names and sound mythical – berries made of gold! In the northern hemisphere, they’re commonly called ‘cape gooseberries’, (not to be confused with normal gooseberries). In their native countries of Colombia and Peru they are called ‘uchuva’ or ‘Peruvian groundcherries’, are known by ‘poha’ in Hawaii and are sometimes referred to by their scientific name of ‘physalis’ (although their full name is Physalis peruviana). They are native to Peru and Colombia as the elevation in the mountainous slopes is perfect...
Albeiro is a husband, father, and one of fifteen farmers who grow organic golden berries as a member of Biofruit NAPOLI. He is a trained Agronomist from Bogota.
He is a trained Agronomist from Bogota, Colombia. When his father, Hernan, joined the golden berry association, Albeiro moved back to Nariño to join his family. Albeiro holds a university degree, and is a great asset to the community where the average education ends at elementary school.
He is now the leader of Biofruit NAPOLI, the Golden Berry Association, and advocate for organic production.
The following is an excerpt from Jenn Co's article on her time visiting Fruandes. Find out what Jenn's experience was like at the Fruandes production warehouse as she helped out with preparing fresh mango to be dried and packaged dried fruit to be shipped.