Fruit and Berries

Pee Dee gardener
Timmonsville, SC, United States
June 16, 2019
Yummy space hog
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? space hog


These were easy to start under grow lights, and grew really well, too well, taking the recent heat wave like a champ. However, they take up a LOT of real estate. I had some of these planted in front of my peppers in a raised bed and they took over. I just pulled a bunch out of that bed and am going to just stick with what I have in the ground. The ground cherries have a nice flavor, subtly sweet with an umami finish, but there isn't really much you can do with them other than snack while in the garden, I guess because they are called ground cherries I thought they would spend low but they were almost like okra in the shrub-mounding habit. Description said they hover only a few inches off the ground....not even close. At least 18" high and 24" wide early in the season. Great plant but I probably won't grow them again, as my limited bed space means I need to stick with things I can cook with.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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