Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 53

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 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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10 out of 11 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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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PeaceElise
Location:
Roseville, CA, United States
Date:
February 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Neverending Supply Exotic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to harvest & maintain

What are the cons? None

Review:

These little individually packaged gems are such a treat to grow! After 2 disappointing years of hardly any fruit from some Cape Gooseberry plants, I thought I'd try the Ground Cherries (I love them both.) Soooooooo glad I did! Night and day difference. I can't keep up with the harvest of these guys once they start dropping. One thing I found helpful was getting a long handled mini rake with plastic teeth to help gently "comb" under the plants and bring the papery lantern wrapped ground cherries out of hiding and sift out some of the dirt in the process. You'll love this fruit. Have a friend help gather them, and make up a new cooking sauce or salsa after. Those are my favorites. ENJOY!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 31 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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35 out of 36 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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