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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
  • Aunt Molly Ground Cherry
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
 
  • Aunt Molly Ground Cherry
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry (50 seeds) (GR132) $3.00

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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

         
 
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65 days. Polish heirloom variety has unusually fine flavor—very sweet with a nice hint of tartness. 1/2”-3/4” fruits are enclosed in a papery husk, drop to the ground when fully ripe. High pectin content makes this one choice for pies and preserves.
 
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 46
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

87.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cboo
Location:
Rochester, WA, United States
Date:
September 7, 2018
          3.0
 
Just ok
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Kids like unwrapping husks

What are the cons? Take long to ripen

Review:

I grew two plants and both are producing lots of fruit. I had a bamboo pole tied to one and it grew upright but forgot to for the second and the plant leaned and spread low and much wider than the other making it difficult to see when fruit fell. The taste is fine, not my favorite but my family likes it. My only issue is that they take forever to ripen. Even after they would fall from the plant the fruit would usually have a greenish tint and took well over a week of sitting to become yellow. You really need to wait for them to turn as yellow as possible, I felt like if they had any green on them the taste just wasn’t as good and gave a tomato-like aftertaste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sara
Location:
Soap Lake, WA, United States
Date:
August 28, 2018
          2.0
 
Not prolific and not sweet
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? The little husk are delightful

What are the cons? Not very tasty

Review:

I was looking forward to growing these but overall not the tasty treat I was hoping for.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
lc
Location:
Petaluma, CA, United States
Date:
August 5, 2018
          4.0
 
Prolific but bizarre flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? wildly prolific, easy

What are the cons? bizarre flavor

Review:

Disclaimer: I didn't have a chance to start from seed but got an Aunt Molly's seedling from the local nursery. I planted one in a 27-gallon container and the production is bonkers--exponential growth. I'd never tasted ground cherry before, but people's descriptions of them seemed impossible not to like. As recommended, I waited until the fruits fell off and the husks dried. The smell was amazing, but there's something odd and unsettling about the flavor to me. I wanted so much to like them, but maybe cooked into a jam or pie will mellow the strangeness. I didn't mind the seeds too much. I do have to say that the larger fruits (they get bigger as the plant matures) are far better than the early, small ones. They taste better warm from the sun that cool. The plants do stay pretty low to the ground, and everything faces down, so planting them higher in a raised bed or container make harvesting far easier. Hope you enjoy them more than me!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Valerie
Location:
Saint George, GA, United States
Date:
July 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Best Ive Ever Grown
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Heat tolerant

What are the cons? none

Review:

These ground cherries are great, even here in hot, humid, Southeast Georgia (Zone 8b). We're snacking on them, and having them in our morning oatmeal, and they just keep on coming! I'm impressed with this variety, and will grow more next year. We've had a wet summer so far, and it has been quite hot since early May. I only grew 5 plants this year, but definitely want more next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
commonsage
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
June 8, 2018
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? unique, delicious, fun to grow

What are the cons? hit or miss mature size

Review:

So these are probably my favorite thing in the garden right now because they are such fun, unique plants. They splay out in this unusual shape like an aerial view of a star. And then the little husks just grow out perfectly spaced down the branches. When they dry and turn yellow they're ready to eat and will actually fall to the ground- wait for this! I've made the mistake of gently removing them, but they're really not ripe and sweet until they detach themselves and the husk is totally dry. So fun to go out and see if any have fallen off, and and I just eat them as snacks right then while I'm gardening! The flavor is like a melony grape with the texture of a tomato. No issues at all with bugs or pests, even the birds and squirrels haven't caught on to them. My only complaint is that out of four plants that all receive the exact same care, only one has matured large enough to produce substantial fruits. It's cute though to see the tiny ones the smaller plants produce.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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