Ground Cherry, Aunt Molly's

Ground Cherry, Aunt Molly's

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  • Organic
  • Prolific and super sweet
  • Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch
  • Fruits have a papery husk
  • Sweet variety that stores well
  • 70 days from transplant
  • 50 seeds per packet

A traditional Indigenous food, important to the diet of the Eastern Woodlands People. 

Easy-to-grow, prolific, and super-sweet, this ground cherry works well for preserves and pies, over ice cream, and in fresh-fruit salads—or can simply be eaten straight out of the garden. The plants have a sprawling habit and produce ½-¾" fruits encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen.

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out when the danger of frost has passed. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier.