Ground Cherry - Aunt Molly's

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20+ Heirloom Seeds

Ground Cherry Seeds - Aunt Molly's Organic, Cape Gooseberries, Earth Cherries, Physalis Pruinosa

Ground cherries are a unique fruit. Their flavor is uniquely sweet: a tropical mixture of pineapple, strawberry and green grapes. They are easy to grow and produce lots of little fruits on each plant and are ideal for growing in containers.

Ground cherries are a member of the nightshade family and are perfect as a little snack or commonly used as an edible garnish.

Do you live in a cooler climate? Ground Cherries are an excellent candidate for winter sowing in milk jugs to get a jump start on the season.

Size: 1 - 3 feet high and wide

Sun: Full sun

Sow: indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. A heat mat is recommended.

Depth: 1/4" deep

Germination: 2 weeks

Hardiness: zone 4 - 8

Toxicity: plant (except fruit) is toxic to humans and pets. Eat the ripened fruit only once it falls from the plant and is no longer green. Ground cherries are a member of the nightshades family.