Huge yields of tart berries! This Heirloom Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa) is delicious in pies, jams and chutneys or eaten fresh off the vine. Fruits mature inside a paper-like husk — similar to tomatillos — and are grown like a tomato. Extremely productive in containers too! (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.