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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Physalis Pruinosa

Sustainably Grown Seed

An easy to grow bushy plant provides delightful husked berries, adding uncommon flair to the garden.

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This homegrown snack is still around because Molly was a seed saver. Her nieces and nephews must have loved their Polish Aunt and her easy-to-grow, tropical-flavored husked fruits. Each comes pre-wrapped in its own natural 100% compostable papery husk. These tomato relatives can be eaten raw or prepared in jams, jellies, pies, and sauces. They can even be dried. Grow an uncommon heirloom that's hard to find anywhere else but in your own garden.
Number of Seeds 50 seeds
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Days to Germination 7-14 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Height at Maturity 24-36 inches
Width at Maturity 24 inches
Grow like tomatoes: sow indoors 3-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant after frost. Can be slow to germinate; needs heat. Grows rapidly and with much branching once transplanted. Becomes a bushy plant; may require support to keep outer branches aloft. Harvest fruit only after it drops to the ground, when it is ripe and delicious. Immature fruit are not tasty.

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