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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
  • 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: 50
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

86.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heather
Location:
Newmarket, NH, United States
Date:
May 21, 2019
          5.0
 
Absolutely wonderful
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? They taste soooo good!

What are the cons? Pest control, but worth it

Review:

I love these ground cherries so much, I will grow them every year for the rest of my life. Tart and sweet, if grown properly harvest is massive. Not for beginning gardeners, but if you fall in love with these like me, order lady bugs when planting. Don't place the lady bugs until you start to see pest and their eggs. The lady bugs will eat the eggs that munch on your ground cherries.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
A gardener
Location:
Brookfield, WI, United States
Date:
April 7, 2019
          2.0
 
Prolific but underwhelming
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of fruit

What are the cons? Critter magnet, not that tasty

Review:

Grew two plants in my fenced in garden last year. The plants grew huge - I had to prune them to keep them in bounds. There were tons of fruit but the critters got most of them before I did (my guess is squirrels and chipmunks). The fruits I did get to were disappointing- I’ve had cherry tomatoes sweeter than these. I pulled both plants out midway through the growing season since they were taking up more space than they were worth to me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 13 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

45 out of 47 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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