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Mary's Niagra Ground Cherry (15 seeds) (WWE250) $4.00

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Mary's Niagra Ground Cherry

         
 
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ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. We're very excited to be offering this variety to the public for the very first time. The original seed came from fruit purchased at a roadside stand in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, some years ago by the Experimental Farm Network’s Nate Kleinman. Mary was the name of the woman selling them, and she said at the time that she had been growing these and saving her own seed for more years than she could remember. The fruit were particularly sweet and flavorful, so Nate brought them back across the border (receiving permission from border guards!), dried a few seeds, put them in a plastic bag, and promptly forgot about them for many years. Upon growing them out for the first time a couple years ago, the plants quickly impressed with their earliness, their reliably sweet fruits, and their especially low profile: each averages roughly a three to four foot spread, but with the sprawling branches hovering only a few inches off the ground. A bed of 'Mary's Niagara' appears so flat it almost resembles a an actual bed. They are a good candidate to be attempted in short-season areas where other nightshades like tomatoes, peppers, or egpplants, might be challenging. Productive, precocious, and delicious, these ground cherries might just become the new gold standard! Seeds grown ecologically in Elmer, NJ, by the Experimental Farm Network Cooperative.
 
Mary's Niagra Ground Cherry
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heidschnucke
Location:
Toronto, Zone 6a, Canada
Date:
August 15, 2018
          4.0
 
Is it Cossacks Pineapple
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Mighty mini.

What are the cons? Very low.

Review:

From the description provided, it has all the characteristics of the Cossack’s Pineapple variety I have been growing. I thought I must have done something wrong when it began flowering at 2 inches tall under my growlights, and grew into a vast spreading super-low plant. Either the original grower and l got our seeds from the same source and we have ‘atypical’ seeds .... or all Cossacks are this way. Either way, it’s performance and flavour and appearance was a garden delight. But .... When my seeds overwintered, l noticed the next generation wasn’t as low or as productive ... so I wonder if it has a genetic response to being started in pots and then transplanted, which creates the size and production difference. It’s worth experimenting with this cultivar

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jc
Location:
laramie, WY, United States
Date:
June 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Fast growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast, quick to start

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

So far this ground cherry is doing awesome in my garden. Started indoors 4 weeks before last frost. By the time of hardening off they were already flowering and getting small lil husks. Since then the plants are taking off many lil husks on all plants. Super good germination, and grows fast.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AW
Location:
Central Valley, CA, United States
Date:
May 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Great germination
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow.

What are the cons? Nothing yet.

Review:

I've never tried ground cherries before, so I went ahead and ordered two varieties. I planted 12 seeds of Mary's Niagara ground cherries and 12 popped up! It was amazing! I even transplanted half the pods to a 6 pack and they showed no signs of noticing. They are definitely hardy. I started them somewhat late for our season, since we have mild winters, but once the heat rolled in they are taking off. I have the majority of them blooming now. I have them planted in a variety of locations to see how they take our hot summers and I'll report back once I collect our first harvest. Excited to see what my kids think of them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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