Ground Cherry, New Hanover

87% of 100

Ground cherries are close relatives of tomatillos, considered a type of “husk tomato.” The flavor is often more tangy than sweet, and tastes more like a vegetable than a fruit, but not the New Hanover: it’s sweet, fruity, and addictive. It can be hard to save seeds from these because you’ll want to eat every fruit! Preserved by the late Katie Hoffman Slonaker (1903- 1983) in New Hanover, Pennsylvania, until becoming a part of the Roughwood Seed Collection; this variety is likely to become popular once again. We think it tastes better than common cultivars. At a tasting held by the American Institute of Wine and Food, it beat all other ground cherries tested!

  • 6-12 hours of Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-21 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 70-90 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/8"
  • Plant Spacing: 18"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Physalis pruinosa

Growing Tips: Start transplants indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover lightly with soil. Do not allow soil to dry out.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 50
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