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Ground Cherry (50 seeds) (GR101) $2.50

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Ground Cherry

         
 
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(P. pruinosa) 70 days. Huge yields of tart-sweet berries. This is the common type used by the Pilgrims; excellent for pies, jams, and preserves of all kinds; also delicious fresh. The fruit grow inside a paper-like husk (the same as Tomatillos). Grow it the same as you would tomatoes.
 
Ground Cherry
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 68
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

97.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Crick
Location:
Thibodaux, LA, United States
Date:
July 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Fun and yummy
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Germination, easy care, taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

Well, this is my first experience with ground cherries. I think all my seeds must have germinated and I shared plants with everyone I knew, practically. So many ground cherries and flowers are on my plants. I tasted my first yesterday and it was so good. I'm glad I planted many plants because I can't wait to eat more. Lots more! So unique. One thing I'd wondered and couldn't find out was how long from when you first noticed a ground cherry on the plant to when you got to eat it. Well, from my charting one, it takes about 30 days give or take a few days. (In case anyone else wanted to know) Anyway, I'd recommend giving these a try. I'm getting ideas for how I'll use them. Maybe some ground cherry and mint kombucha! I love to experiment. Also, I love finding this new to me plant to share with others.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
queenie
Location:
Rosharon, TX, United States
Date:
June 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Wow Fabulous flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Absolutely love the taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started them from seed about the same time as my tomatoes, and they stayed really small until they were in the ground. As soon as it started getting warmer, they took off like crazy. I'll definitely be planting a lot more of these in the future. Please note that they do have a spreading bush type habit, so give them some extra room to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wisco planter
Location:
madison, WI, United States
Date:
April 7, 2018
          5.0
 
great plants
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? carefree, great flavor

What are the cons? invasive

Review:

i planted these from a packet 9 or 10 years ago. have never needed to plant them again. they volunteer, pop up everywhere. i just leave the plants where i would like to have them. no fertilization, no extra water; i just let them go as they please. i always have hundreds of fruits. if you would like to have them come up in a specific spot next year, save some fruit and bury it in the spring. great flavor. i have loved them since i picked them in my dad's vegetable garden as a child. the children in my neighborhood love them, too. i like them best when they have turned full yellow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
J
Location:
novi, MI, United States
Date:
November 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Very good
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? lots of fruits

What are the cons? None

Review:

these grew great, our biggest success in 2017. tons of tasty fruits that are tart and sour (not in a bad way) then some are more orange and super sweet. since we have never had them before they were a nice addition to the usual for sure. would recommend some type trellis.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joe
Location:
Forest Grove, OR, United States
Date:
November 16, 2017
          4.0
 
Easy to grow tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific, tasty, easy to grow

What are the cons? Slow at first

Review:

We loved our ground cherries, as did our dogs who started eating them right off the ground. They are really slow to mature. My tomatoes started from seed at the same time, were 8" taller when I transplanted them. The ground cherries did not take off until I had then in the ground, in containers (even large ones), they did not take off, but once I put them in raised beds and it got warm, they took off. They really love hot weather! The fruit is delicious, and fun to eat, our dogs love them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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