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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 25
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

96.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dukes
Location:
Wake Forest, NC, United States
Date:
February 19, 2017
          5.0
 
A must have
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good sweet and unique taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

They have very fine roots and don't like to be moved transplant with great care, my advice is to start them inside (patiently as germination takes 12-17 days on a heat mat in a seed starting dome). The seedling will be very fine, get them under a bright light as they'll become very leggy (and as fine as a hair) in a matter of days. Once they get light they bulk up in no time. At this point get them into their final home if at all possible keeping in mind that they'll eventually span 4 ft or better wide by about 3 ft tall. Once established they have a very cool and unique growth habit that spreads radially and symmetrically. Grows great in poor soil and will let you know when they need water (droops). If you leave the husks on they can sit for several weeks until you get around to finding use for them and with 3-4 plants you'll have more ground cherries then you'll know what to do with! You have to try ground cherry jam on buttermilk waffles! You'll be planting these guys every year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
FarmerB
Location:
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Date:
January 19, 2017
          5.0
 
WarningGround Cherries ADDICT
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Hearty, large yeilds, YUMMY!

What are the cons? Slow start in cool climates

Review:

I managed to get 3 plants to grow 2 years ago. A local pest (very small leaf eating variety of beetle) turned the leaves to Swiss cheese, but the plants battled through it. Once summer heat set in, the plants began to grow in earnest. It's breezy where I live so they never grew more than a couple feet tall, but spread out about 3 feet to 4 feet in diameter. The fruit began to fall to the ground in the paper husks & I began to fall in love with the delightful flavor; more & more with each savory/sweet morsel. The more pale golden, the better. Local field mice soon discovered the treats & the battle for the golden globes began. I hardly had another totally ripe ground cherry to enjoy because they would be devoured before I'd find them. I wanted LOTS more the next season (2016) so I worked on ways to raise them up off the ground, away from the greedy mice. Then nature surprised me: about 20 plants germinated from the mice droppings. So many yummy ground cherries!!! I'll always grow more!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
chy
Location:
matanao, region xi, Philippines
Date:
November 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Eating all yr round
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? everything

What are the cons? none

Review:

My mom loves this very much. We keep this in containers and aligh all the ground cherry outside. Very heat tolerant, and doesnt requires too much attention. The fruits were bountiful, though my dad and brother dont like the taste. My mom and my husband loves it. They say its good for jams but havent tried it yet. The fruit is very funny looking and its so enjoyable picking it on the ground. What were growing now were the 3rd generation of the seed weve purchased from baker creek. I love baker creek.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cheri
Location:
Akron, OH, United States
Date:
October 20, 2016
          4.0
 
Great Showpiece in the garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? great producer, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Loved them!! First of all, I ordered three plants. I planted 2 of them in a garden box that was 3'x6'x2 1/2' deep, I also planted one in a container that was about 1 foot deep. The container planted gave us a handful of ground cherries throughout the entire summer. The plants in the garden box (raised bed) LOVED being there, and produced an ABUNDANT amount of ground cherries!! At the peak of harvest days, we were getting about 900 ground cherries every two or three days!! They have a taste that is different, some of us loved it, others didn't care for ground cherries. However, after I had "shucked" them, and put them in a bowl on the kitchen table when we had company, we snacked on them during conversation, and emptied the bowl. Unshucked, they kept about two months. they make a delicious ground cherry pie. it is definitely a great feature plant in the garden. I.m glad I planted in a raised bed, would have been difficult bending over so much to pick them off the ground.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
curt in denver
Location:
denver, CO, United States
Date:
October 6, 2016
          4.0
 
very tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? taste

What are the cons? wait tell fall to harvest.

Review:

tried this in a container. on my parents- patio... they started growing and something really loved them- parents went out and found them chewed off all on one level about six inches above the pot. still debating if the lawn guy accidently hit it with his weedwacker or if a deer or rabbit had a exotic lunch. I kinda forgot about them - until my dad asked me what those were. they had somehow survived the haircut and had little berries on them. So yesterday I had gone over and found them loaded with berries and picked a few and tasted them. the best way to pick is to rub your hand across them and if they fall off into your hand or on to the ground they are ready. not big about blueberry size. Oh my the taste! the first taste is tomato and then it slides into almost a burnt sugar or caramel flavor. actually almost shocking to me. .the berry has about two little seeds that you just eat like a raspberry seed. I think next year I will start inside not tall looks like tomato plant

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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