Ground Cherry Seeds

Ground cherries bear ½-¾” fruit enclosed within a lantern shaped, paper-like husk.

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$2.50

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Also known as the Yellow Husk Tomato. Ground cherries bear ½-¾” fruit enclosed within a lantern shaped, paper-like husk. When ripe, fruit is yellow and husks turn light brown. Ground cherries have a sweet tart flavor and can be eaten fresh or cooked into desserts, pies, preserves or sauces.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Physalis pubescens var. integrifolia
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25