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Aunt Molly Ground Cherry
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  • Aunt Molly's 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: 28
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

96.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rachelle Burrell
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Date:
June 15, 2017
          3.0
 
Not easy to start
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? good germination

What are the cons? Did not establish

Review:

Seeds all germinated well with the seed starting system, but didn't hang on when moved into peat pots. Likely user error. Will try feeding more heavily next year and starting with heat and lights. Not easy to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie
Location:
Rochester, MN, United States
Date:
June 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Aunt Mollys
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination, low maint.

What are the cons? none

Review:

In years past I've had bad luck with growing these from seed. What I did this year was give the seeds some heat. I grew them in the same flat as my tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, which I always use a heat mat for during germination. They came right up, no problem. They are going strong now, in a bed that was constructed just before planting out, of compost on top of cardboard, on top of grass. They are getting rather large now, nearly mid June in zone 4. There are a handful of green husks on each plant, as well as more flowers. I have not been very diligent with watering, and we have had a few dry spells already. But they're still doing fine! Last year I grew them in straight soil, and they did not get very big. The year before I grew them in soil amended with manure, and they were huge. Conclusion: ground cherries are heavy feeders that like heat when germinating.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
lessycurls
Location:
Greensboro, NC, United States
Date:
May 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Ground Cherries/Aunt Molly
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? They are super sweet!

What are the cons? hard to transplant

Review:

Excellent flavor. They can be a challenge to germinate, and you should start them early just in case you get no germination and need to start over. I would suggest germinating them in a peat pot inside the house, or greenhouse, and then planting the entire pot in the ground when time. The roots are VERY sensitive and do not like to be bothered. I have had great success growing aunt mollys and ground cherries. I grown them and treat them with nutrients just like I grown my tomatoes. They are SUPER sweet once they fall off the branch and hit the ground. They do like lots of water once the heat is in full swing. I would mulch the plant to retain a moist ground once they are transplanted outside.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 24 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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29 out of 29 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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