Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Organic Seeds

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Organic Seeds
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Organic Seeds

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Perfect for salads, jams, smoothies and more
SKU 52599-PK-P1
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Seeds Per Pack
50
Key Characteristics
Days To Maturity

90

Mature Height

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Description / Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Organic Seeds

Days to Maturity: 75 to 90

This bright orange heirloom variety is a classic that has been around since the 1800s. Grown originally by the Pennsylvania Dutch, it's a prized choice for baking and cooking. Aunt Molly's ground cherries make delectable jellies, jams, and pies. The slightly citrusy tang is often described as a mix between brown sugar, vanilla, and pineapple.

Ground cherries look like yellow tomatoes that are wrapped up in a papery husk. The ripe fruits fall to the ground when ready. But keep the husks on to extend shelf life, which is about one month in the husk. Use ground cherries in salads, baking recipes, or smoothies. You can even dry them and eat them like raisins. But the high pectin content makes these ground cherries ideal for jams and jellies.

Tender annuals, ground cherries thrive equally well when trailing along the ground, growing up a trellis, or hanging from a basket. This tomato relative will make stunning edible containers on your back patio. Just be sure to plant them in fertile, well-drained soil; and keep the soil moist, never allowing the soil to become too dry between waterings.

Aunt Molly's ground cherries can be harvested in as little as 65 days. Open pollinated.

Plants can be started indoors and planted outdoors after the risk of frost has passed. If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

USDA Certified Organic

Product Details

Genus Physalis
Species pruinosa
Variety Ground Cherry
Product Classification Annuals, Fruit, Seeds, Vegetables
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Habit Upright
Days To Maturity 90.00
Characteristics Certified Organic, Edible, Heirloom
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor

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Customer Reviews

Rating
Excellent germination
Review by Just me
This is more of a review of Park Seed than the ground cherries themselves. I bought this variety from two other online sources (one was very reputable, one was a bit sketchy but I was desperate). Zero germination from either of them. My 3rd try was Park. 80% germination. My theory is that these aren't terribly popular, so the seeds from other sources were probably old and not viable. If I'm ever looking for something rare or unusual again, my first stop will be the Park website. I've never grown ground cherries before. I have no idea if I'll even like them. But I couldn't be happier with the seed quality.

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