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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: 56
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
OCD Deck Gardener
Location:
Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Date:
December 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Heavy producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, prolific, tasty

What are the cons? none

Review:

Ground cherries were one of the first plants I tested when I started planting on my small deck, and I have not been disappointed. Unlike some other gardeners' reviews of these plants I have never had trouble starting them indoors and transplanting them outside. Maybe it's the soil or something to do with the shade? Maybe they grow great where I live because ground cherries are native to Michigan. I can find wild ground cherries here and there, in fact. I start mine in February and plant them outdoors by Memorial Day. They are incredibly tough, fast-growing, and require little support. I recommend tomato cages unless you have a lot of room because these bushy plants love to sprawl. And they are heavy producers! Out of 6 plants I harvested 4131 ground cherries. Husked, it takes 70-80 per cup. Taste is unique. Slightly buttery with hints of pineapple. Great in salsas, jams, tomato sauces, salads, on cereal, or anything that could use a mildly sweet "kick" to offset other flavors.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AR
Location:
Fairfield, OH, United States
Date:
December 11, 2016
          2.0
 
Never grew
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? Never grew

Review:

I started these seeds indoors and they germinated. But when it came time to transplant them into the garden, they never got any bigger. Eventually, they all died. I grew cherry tomatoes from seed and those did perfectly fine. I gave it 2 stars because I don't know if it was my fault that the ground cherries didn't make it or if they were just bad plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jacob Abbot
Location:
Uniontown, PA, United States
Date:
October 15, 2016
          5.0
 
First Year.. Huge Yeilds
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Grew well late in summer

What are the cons? took a long time to germinate

Review:

This was the first year I tried growing Ground Cherries. I had trouble getting the plants started. But once they started growing they were very productive. Germination wasn't the issue as much as it was the plants would come up and then wither. (It may have been something I had done wrong). Only a third of the plants survived, but that worked out because otherwise I would have been over run. We can't keep up with the cherries/berries. I recommend this plant. Everyone I've shared them with loves the flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lorraine
Location:
Draper, UT, United States
Date:
July 1, 2016
          5.0
 
great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? easy germination, tasty fruit

What are the cons? none

Review:

Extremely easy germination, slower growth rate at first but then they just take off. A while to reach maturity; in Utah I started them in late February/early March and got them in the ground in May. Just about to get my first cherries. So tasty, we use them in salads, salsa, anything!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JudyII
Location:
Rockport, IN, United States
Date:
April 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Ground cherry pie
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious

What are the cons? Nothing to dislike

Review:

I'm so thrilled to have seen these on Children's Chopped which made me check whether they're still around. I grew up on ground cherries. My Mom made ground cherries pies which is something no one has mentioned that they use them for. She made the pie pretty much like a cherry pie with sugar and tapioca and some seasoning. Hope you girls who are having good luck growing them have a chance to try the pie....you'll love it. I'm ordering my seeds STAT.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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