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Ground Cherry (50 seeds) (GR101) $2.50

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Ground Cherry

         
 
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(P. pruinosa) 70 days. Huge yields of tart-sweet berries. This is the common type used by the Pilgrims; excellent for pies, jams, and preserves of all kinds; also delicious fresh. The fruit grow inside a paper-like husk (the same as Tomatillos). Grow it the same as you would tomatoes.

 
Ground Cherry
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 50
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ellin
Location:
Catskill, NY, United States
Date:
January 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Love em
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious. Prolific. Self seed

What are the cons? Flea beetles spawn in the leav

Review:

The thing you have to understand about ground cherries and Aunt Mollies G.C. is that they are slow to germinate. The first year I tried to grow them I threw them away because I didn't think they would ever germinate. Good thing I threw them in the garden. They are wonderful but come up late so in Northern climates like mine it is good to get them growing early because it takes them some time to ripen. Much slower than other tomatillos or tomatoes. But they are delicious. Eating them from the vine, canning them for preserves. They also self-seed so once you grow them for a few years you'll have to pull out the babies otherwise you'll have a garden full of ground cherries.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Smitty
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
November 1, 2015
          5.0
 
Joy in a paper shell
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty and fun

What are the cons? Require patience

Review:

I'm in love with these little things. I tried starting them indoors the last couple years and never had much luck, but we have a long season here in NC so I just seeded them outside this April and let nature take its course. Nature did a better job than me. Very slow to germinate, but once the plants were established they were productive and carefree. Not a rambling vine as I expected, I think they're called ground cherries because you should just wait for them to fall off the plant onto the ground (put down some groundcloth, maybe) before harvesting. Fun to eat out of the little paper wrapper, even more fun to give to friends and family who don't know what they are. I can't eat them without smiling. Some of the fruits I missed left seeds that ended up germinating on their own later in the summer; I'm waiting to see if any volunteer in the spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ground Cherry Fan
Location:
Portsmouth, NH, United States
Date:
September 4, 2015
          5.0
 
Ground Cherry Learning Curve
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Wonderful taste

What are the cons? They don't start indoors well

Review:

I started these seeds indoors- they took over 4 weeks to germinate, then didn't grow much at all until they were planted in the ground in late June. They really didn't grow at all from 1" in early April until they were planted outside. Once in the ground, they took off right away, grew fast, and I am now enjoying a good harvest. We love the taste- not too sweet but really delicious. I used black garden cloth as suggested and they seem to like the heat. They should be watered regularly and be careful when watering as the fruits can be knocked off. I would never start these indoors again- just sow right into the ground when the weather is warm and you should be all set. Keep in mind these are from the nightshade family which some folks can't eat. I have a raised bed just for these- I understand they spread like crazy so I would not mix them with other vegetable or fruit plants. In some areas they grow wild so you can always put them in an out of the way place.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AddysMom
Location:
Elk Grove, CA, United States
Date:
August 12, 2015
          4.0
 
Strong little suckers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? So easy to grow, fun for kids

What are the cons? none

Review:

By all accounts my ground cherry plants should have died a few times over and these just kept on living. They were in their small containers for too long, not watered at times, and transplanted late in the season (seeded indoor in January and transplanted April). The plants are somewhat small I think because of it but are still producing tons of fruit. They sit in a shady spot which should also stunt them but they are doing great. My kids like going out to find them and eat them all before we can do anything else with them. They are currently planted in their garden but I think I'll plant more next year in our main garden too. They have a very mild pineapple taste like people say but I think they also have a hint of vanilla. I would totally recommend these, especially for children's gardens.

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NGarden
Location:
Finland
Date:
April 29, 2015
          4.0
 
Lots of fruit
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? grows easily

What are the cons? slow to germinate..

Review:

I grew this last year, and hope to have some results this coming season. It was hard to get these seeds sprouting, but once they begun to grow, there was no stopping them... Excellent taste -something to bring an exotic element to your fruit bowl! But, be prepared to have them in a large container...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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