Organic Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa)
Sweet and tangy strawberry-like flavor makes this Polish heirloom a favorite across the country. Husk-covered, small fruits ½-¾ inches in diameter fall to the ground when ripe. Great for preserves, pies, salads, and summertime snacking.
- 65 days. Polish heirloom variety has an unusually fine flavor—very sweet with a nice hint of tartness. 1/2-3/4-inch fruit is enclosed in a papery husk which drops to the ground when fully ripe. High pectin content makes this one an excellent choice for pies and preserves.
- 50 seeds minimum
- Germination: 6-10 days
- Maturity: 65 days
- Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Direct sow when all danger of frost has passed. Plant 1/8" deep in seed starting mix. Keep moist.
- Space plants 2-3' apart; space rows 3-4' apart.