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Aunt Molly Ground Cherry
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  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
  • Aunt Molly Ground Cherry

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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry (50 seeds) (GR132) $2.50

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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

         
 
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65 days. Polish heirloom variety has unusually fine flavor—very sweet with a nice hint of tartness. 1/2”-3/4” fruits are enclosed in a papery husk, drop to the ground when fully ripe. High pectin content makes this one choice for pies and preserves.
 
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

95.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RedWiggler
Location:
Philadelphia area, PA, United States
Date:
September 22, 2016
          4.0
 
Tropical flavor for the north
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? prolific, tasty

What are the cons? lacks acid to balance sweet

Review:

Berries are reminiscent of pineapple and brown sugar. Seedlings are slow to get going but plants can eventually be over 5' tall if caged/staked and will need a lot of space if left to sprawl. Fully ripe, berries have a sublime aroma but taste a little flat because they lack acidity (I balance the sweetness with a squeeze of lemon or lime). 2 plants would be plenty for a small family to have some fresh berries daily. Plant more if making jam or pies. Mine are dying now (late Sept.), so they didn't last until frost for me, but I have bags of fruit in my freezer. They're annoying to harvest in low beds, as ripe fruit fall to ground, so people who can't crouch/crawl easily should plant in high beds or containers. Berries will keep for a very long time in their husks. Most were 1/2" or smaller for me. Flea beetles and potato beetles enjoyed the foliage, though not enough to stunt production, but nothing attacked the fruit. Flowers were a big hit with bees.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dukes
Location:
Wake Forest, NC, United States
Date:
September 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Plant
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Unique taste, unlike anything

What are the cons? some difficulty germinating

Review:

The worst part is getting these to germinate. I had the best luck not burying the seeds at all and just letting a heavy watering pull them into the soil. When I tried to bury them like a tomato seed I had absolutely no luck getting them to germinate. I had about 6 plants from my initial efforts. You want to wet the soil really well and transplant them with extreme care, they do not like their roots disturbed at all! Once you get them in the soil and perked back up you are in for a treat. These grow amazingly well once established, just like a weed and there is no end to their expansion! They had a 10' foot span before they showed any signs of slowing down and 4 plants produced more ground cherries than I could eat. Don't waste good soil or prime space on these guys, they'll grow in any soil you have available and will outgrow any pest that gets to them. The plants themselves have a heavenly sweet scent when you brush against them and fruit is tasty

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CrazyPlantLady
Location:
California, MD, United States
Date:
August 10, 2016
          5.0
 
A little bite of Heaven
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor and Unique Plant ?

What are the cons? zero

Review:

These little babies are so yummy! Very sweet if you let them get deep gold in color. They sprawl and you should stake, they never made it in the house... if we find them, we eat them on the spot! Kids love'em, they produce well and are very disease resistant... had lots of tiny holes in leaves but never found a culprit... didn't touch the fruit. I will grow these always!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mcsnail
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
July 25, 2016
          5.0
 
a better ground cherry
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? flavor and health

What are the cons? rangy

Review:

I tried a number of garden berries this year--and only had room for one of these and one conventional ground cherry. These are so much better! The plant is far more robust and resistant to pests. The cherries are early and large. I've always liked ground cherries--but my husband couldn't be bothered with them. He loves the Aunt Mollys though--and can't wait until we have enough for a pie. The only downside is that the plant is large and vertical. Still, while my husband generally begrudges garden space to anything except tomatoes--he wants more than one Aunt Molly plant next year. Lovely tropical taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Toni
Location:
Lenoir, NC, United States
Date:
July 15, 2016
          5.0
 
Love it but so do the bugs
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste

What are the cons? Bugs are eating it up!

Review:

I LOVE this little plant and the flavor is amazing! It's just really depressing that almost all of the cherries are being eaten my some kind of bug/worm before they ripen. Every once in a while I find one that's not been eaten on and they are soooo yummy. I was really looking forward to making jelly, but I'm lucky to find ONE that I can eat! I've never actually been able to spot the culprit responsible, so I don't even know how to fight it! Bummer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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