Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
- 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
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.
Learn to Grow Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Great flavor and productive garden snack.
My mother loves these. she washes and then freezes them individually and then has them as a snack. Sweet flavor and very productive. Fun to grow with kids also since they are so different. It does need a good amount of space on the sides since they spread out.