Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Organic Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #52599-PK-P1


Perfect for salads, jams, smoothies and more

Days to Maturity: 75 to 90

This bright orange heirloom variety is a classic that has been around since the 1800s. Grown originally by the Pennsylvania Dutch, it's a prized choice for baking and cooking. Aunt Molly's ground cherries make delectable jellies, jams, and pies. The slightly citrusy tang is often described as a mix between brown sugar, vanilla, and pineapple.

Ground cherries look like yellow tomatoes that are wrapped up in a papery husk. The ripe fruits fall to the ground when ready. But keep the husks on to extend shelf life, which is about one month in the husk. Use ground cherries in salads, baking recipes, or smoothies. You can even dry them and eat them like raisins. But the high pectin content makes these ground cherries ideal for jams and jellies.

Tender annuals, ground cherries thrive equally well when trailing along the ground, growing up a trellis, or hanging from a basket. This tomato relative will make stunning edible containers on your back patio. Just be sure to plant them in fertile, well-drained soil; and keep the soil moist, never allowing the soil to become too dry between waterings.

Aunt Molly's ground cherries can be harvested in as little as 65 days. Open pollinated.

Plants can be started indoors and planted outdoors after the risk of frost has passed. If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

USDA Certified Organic


Skip Product Specs
Genus Physalis
Species pruinosa
Variety Ground Cherry
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Days to Maturity 90
Fruit Color Yellow
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 24 in
Additional Characteristics Certified Organic, Edible, Heirloom
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor

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