Ground cherries are yellow, marble-shaped fruits with a pineapple-like flavor. They can be eaten fresh, added to salads and stir-fries, made into jams and pies, or dried like raisins. Aunt Molly's ground cherries are sweet and flavorful. Children love them!
Harvest ground cherries when they fall from the plants. They should be eaten when they are fully ripe and have turned from green to yellow. Give the plants well-drained soil without fertilizer. Culture is similar to tomatoes. Can be grown in pots. Also known as Goldenberry or Husk Tomato. 70 days.
height 18", width 24"
Sowing Ground Cherry Seeds:
Sow indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date, 1/8" deep. Can be sown outdoors in long-season climates. Space plants 24" apart. Full sun.