COLOR: Golden Yellow Fruit . . . HARDINESS ZONES: 7 - 10
HARVEST: 70 Days
PLANT HEIGHT: 12 - 36" . . . PLANT SPACING: 15 - 24"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun . . . SOIL / WATER: Average
Ground Cherries are a sweet fruit that grow like a tomato and have a papery husk like a Tomatillo. The fruit is similar in size and shape to a cherry tomato, and they also have the texture of a tomato. Many say Ground Cherries taste like a strawberry although others have compared their taste to citrus fruits or a tomato & pineapple combined. They are native to Central & South America, and are easy to grow being tolerant of poor soils. These plants also make an excellent choice for container gardens. Ground Cherries have an almost unbelievable number of culinary uses. They can be eaten raw, used in salads, jams, pies and many other deserts, in salsa, as a topping or flavoring, or dried and eaten like raisins. They can also be frozen or last an amazing 6 months when they are properly stored in their husks.