Huge yields of tart berries, this Heirloom Ground Cherry (P. pruinosa) was often grown by the Pilgrims. Excellent for use in pies, jams and preserves and is also delicious fresh off the vine. Fruits mature inside a paper-like husk (similar to tomatillos) and is grown just like a tomato. (70 days)
Each packet contains approximately 50 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants are easy to grow, prefer warm temperatures (not hot), full sun and protection from wind. Start inside 4-8 weeks prior to the last frost of spring. Do not allow the soil to dry out — keep moist! Transplant outside after the soil has warmed. Space seedlings 2-3 feet apart in all directions.
Fruits are ripe when yellow-orange in color and covers turn papery, about 100 days from sowing. Pick by hand or allow to drop to the ground. Fruits are long-lasting and can be stored for several months.