Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Tomato Seeds
This outstanding Native American and Polish variety prized for its easy to grow, prolific, and super sweet. Can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads. The ½-¾" fruits are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. Stores 3-4 weeks in the husk. Productive plants have a sprawling habit. This “Physalis Pruinosa which means Ground Cherry” and this variety has been gowning on this historical property since 1879 here at Angel Heirloom Farm by Contraband Slaves ass a Survival Food Sources brought to them By Native American Tribes here in Virginia. This variety is prized for its unique flavor and ability to act as a annual and a perennial. with their seeds unique ability protect it as they weatherize itself for a full spring harvest each year. These Polish / Native American ground cherries are eaten raw, used in deserts, jams or sauces. A member of the nightshade family and related to the tomato, eggplant, potato and pepper, Physalis pruinosa is an annual plant that grows to heights of 18 to 30 inches, displaying fuzzy leaves, pale yellow blooms and papery “heart shaped husks”. It best sow indoors 6 weeks before last frost, and plant them ¼" deep. The Small transplants will look very similar to a Tomatillo Plants “so don’t through them away thinking it a weed. After researching the tomatillo plant structure I realized the leaves of the ground cherry were different that other regular tomato Plants. These Ground Cherries are also known as Cape Gooseberry. Harvest in late summer or autumn when rip, good flavor with a tangy taste of pineapple, with ½-¾" fruits that are encased in a papery husk that turns brownish-yellow when the fruits ripen. unique flavor 70 days from transplant.
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