Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Physalis pruinosa | SKU: 0912A
$3.25 to $21.00
  • Organic
  • Prolific and super sweet
  • Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch
  • Fruits have a papery husk
  • Sweet variety that stores well
  • 70 days from transplant

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Easy-to-grow, prolific, and super-sweet, this ground cherry works well for preserves and pies, over ice cream, and in fresh-fruit salads—or can simply be eaten straight out of the garden. The plants have a sprawling habit and produce ½-¾" fruits encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. This beloved variety takes its name from an ice cream stand, named not for a dear aunt, but for a cherished pet dog of the owners of Territorial Seed.

Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-18” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out when the danger of frost has passed. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier.