Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 60

96.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
soldout
Location:
Erial, NJ, United States
Date:
April 10, 2017
          4.0
 
Ground Cherries Started
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? The anticipation.

What are the cons? None so far.

Review:

I ordered these, Aunt Molly GC, and New Hanover GC this winter and started indoors. These were started Feb 1 took 3-4 weeks to germinate (with spotty results) and grew very slowly. They are now about 5 inches tall and 6 inches wide and looking good. The Aunt Molly GC had an incredible and relatively quick germination rate, whereas the New Hanover had long and poor germination. I will update this review later this season. If anyone has information about how large this cultivar gets and whether or not a tomato type cage will work well, please post in a review! Thank you!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cindy
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Date:
April 2, 2017
          4.0
 
Off to a good start
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty plant; good germination

What are the cons? none so far

Review:

I started my plants from seed this February, and now they are in their transplant pots. I'll give them another 3 weeks before putting them in the ground. They seem to be very attractive plants--can't wait to try my first ground cherry! You have to be patient; germination was a bit slow, but I had no trouble with them once they were up.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Spurs and Sprinkles urban Farm
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Date:
March 11, 2017
          5.0
 
Fast Germination
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fast Germination

What are the cons? None

Review:

We started 6 of these in a mini greenhouse on 3/5/17 and they all have germinated.We will be transplanting into a heated greenhouse and will update on progress.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hoobie
Location:
Ogden, UT, United States
Date:
February 25, 2017
          5.0
 
Very cool plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of fruit, Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I wanted to grow these because at least some version of them is native to the area I live and I like how the fruit grows in a little papery husk. I had a little trouble getting them to sprout at first, so I used the moist paper towel in a zip-lock baggie to get them started and once started I transplanted to jiffy pellets which were later hardened off and transplanted into pots outside. I ended up needing surgery on my foot in June and struggled the rest of the summer (which was extra hot and dry) to keep my garden watered and weeded. But my ground cherry's did fine with the neglect, With only 3 plants, and not keeping them as watered as I'd liked to have, I still had about a cereal bowlful harvest every other day throughout the summer. When I grow these again I will start them a bit sooner as it did take from April to July to get my first berry, I will also plant more than 3 plants so I can make preserves with them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 26 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

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