It sounds like a great tomatillo, with a very unusual shape (they're sort of pepper-shaped). It's said to be like a sweet paste tomato. The fruits grow up to four inches long, and are supposed to be pretty prolific.
Apparently, this breed has hairy stems! I've never seen a Physalis philadelphica breed with hairy stems before. I wonder if it's actually a different species, or a cross between Physalis philadelphica and another species. They should sequence its genome to find out.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet Profile post