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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
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  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
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  • 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” fruit is enclosed in a papery husk which drops 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: 48
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fen Haven Rock Farm
Location:
Balderson, Ottawa Valley, Canada
Date:
December 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Yummy little things.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Soon many fruits.

What are the cons? Non.

Review:

Drought year. Only one plant survived but it made up for the rest. Easily 50 fruit on the one plant. I will grow these again but give them a better start.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Transplanted Garden Girl
Location:
Louisville, KY, United States
Date:
October 24, 2018
          5.0
 
Best Treat in the Garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Super easy to grow!

What are the cons? A bit challenging to harvest

Review:

I was told over and over not to grow ground cherries because they tasted horrible. I gave them a go in 2018 for my love of history and their use by settlers in the westward movement. They grow quickly but first fruit may take a bit to set, but once the get going lookout! Tons of fruit from just 3 plants! Super easy, we did nothing but transplant seedlings, fertilize once and watch them grow! The secret to great flavor is not to pick them. Yep, just wait until they drop. If you pick early or fruit is still green they will not be sweet. They were the hit of our community garden! Everyone loved the pineapple-y tomato goodness.They freeze well, great to snack on, pies, jellies and salsas, if you can stop eating them in the garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 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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2 out of 2 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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