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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: 47
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

95.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 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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30 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Adlanaa
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
October 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Just a quick note
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? delicious, hearty, easy grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I discovered these in a field one day, and started noticing them all over the property when I lived in central Texas. They tasted like pineapple to me. I kept them in a brown paper bag after collecting the fruits to ripen (the green fruits are toxic!). A few of the plants were in places that they would have been destroyed, so I attempted to transplant them. I ended up accidentally severing the roots, but they recovered just fine and thrived in a pot on a patio. Great in salads, and very drought resistant. I made everyone in my family try them I loved them so much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sms
Location:
Southeast, OH
Date:
September 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Pleasant surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Unique, tasty, easy care

What are the cons? Hard to beat the squirrels to

Review:

Germinated well on heating mats. Had a huge storm instead of a small rain the night I put them in the ground that broke every plant on the main stem. That being said, 3 plants still survived through that and went on to produce delicious berries!! Sort of like a mild pineapple with a bare hint of tomato taste. Even my picky 3-year-old enjoys hunting for and eating them. Those 3 plants produced pretty prolifically as was evidenced by the hundreds of empty wrappers around the house and yard left behind by the squirrels. Will plant again, but many, many more so we can have some too. I have a couple handfuls sitting on the counter and so far they're storing in their husks just fine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chale
Location:
Deland, FL
Date:
September 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Grew Great zone9
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started plants indoors and planted March 10th. Plants grew very large and produced plenty of berries, enough to make several jars of jam. As I picked the berries each day, I threw berries whole, with husk in a Qt. freezer bag and put into the freezer until I had enough to use. I only planted 3 plants this year to try out, but should have enough wild ones next year from the berries that dropped. In one area they were left alone when they fell but in my other garden, if they were allowed to drop, the ants got to them first! Will grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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