What are the pros? wildly prolific, easy
What are the cons? bizarre flavor
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!
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