Drott's Yellow Ground Cherry
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- Prolific and super sweet
- Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch
- Fruits have a papery husk
- 55 days from transplant
‘Drotts Yellow’ boasts a tasty, sweet, fruity flavor that sets it apart from other ground cherries. Its husks turn first yellow and then brown at peak maturity, when the half-inch fruits drop to the ground from large, sprawling, and highly productive plants. Exchange lister Thomas Jerde acquired this variety in 1986 when he bought a home in Minneapolis from the Albert Drotts family and discovered the ground cherry growing in the garden. 55 days from transplant to ripe fruit. Organic.
Learn to Grow Drott's Yellow 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
Productive and sweet
I've grown this variety in Connecticut for a few years running and I love it. Robust plants with sweet fruits. Check daily once they start ripening -- very productive! Six plants in one raised bed gave me plenty for snacking and making jam.
Grew in pots in W. Nebraska, worked great!
by Ned Ryerson
Planted these in Western Nebraska in pots, and by mid august these 3 plants were prolifically producing, very satisfied.