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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: 24
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 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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5 out of 5 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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10 out of 10 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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12 out of 13 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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7 out of 7 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

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