Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

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5.0 (2 reviews)
65-90 Days
Also known as 'Cape Gooseberry', 'Husk Cherry' and 'Strawberry Tomato'. An heirloom variety from Poland prized for its flavor. Golden-yellow, 1/2" fruits are excellent for pies, preserves, jams and fresh eating with a strawberry-like flavor. Productive plants 18" tall and 24" wide start fruiting in July and continue until frost.
100 - seeds per packet
1 FOR $2.95
3 FOR $7.95

Product Details

: 40
: Spring
: Rich, moist, well-drained
: 4-6-8
: 1 -
: Fruit

Physical Details

Height: 18
: Green
: Yellow
: 7 to 21
: 65 to 90
: 24
: Yes
: Indeterminate
: OpenPollinated

Scientific Details

: Physalis
: pubescens
: Aunt Molly's
Product Reviews
5.0 (2 reviews)
  • By Sara W
    From Walla Walla, WA
    I have grown these in past years--often they have self-seeded in my garden, and I have grown a second or third season from "volunteers." Alas,after not growing delectable "Cape Gooseberries" for several years, my 2014 seedlings damped off--so none last Summer. I'll try again this season. The creeping low vines produce quite a few papery-husked "berries", but they set fruit fairly late. It is probably better to plant the seeds of "Ground Cherries" directly in the garden, but then--due to their slow blossoming/fruiting tendency--one might not get any crop if cold weather comes early!
  • By Barbara W
    From Camas, WA
    These are one of the best a wow when you taste them a little like pineapple.