Ground Cherry: Aunt Molly's
CERTIFIED ORGANIC SEED, 1 packet (50 seeds)
Physalis pruinosa (65-70 days) Easy-to-grow, prolific, and oh-so-sweet 3/8-1/2" ground cherry. Turns a golden yellow color when ripe inside a papery tan colored husk that protects the fruit. You'll know they're ripe when they fall to the ground. Great for pies, preserves, ice cream topping, compote, fresh-fruit salads, smoothies, or a 'pop-in-your- mouth' treat. This beloved variety was unnamed until the original founders of Territorial Seed named it after their dog and first business, Aunt Molly's Ice Cream Treats.
Sow seeds indoors 1⁄4" deep 6-8 weeks before typical last spring frost date. Transplant to 3-4" pots after first true leaves appear. Strong lighting and cooler temps between 60-70°F keep plants from getting leggy. Plant out with at least 2' spacing when the danger of frost has passed; can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier. Ripe when papery husk has dried and turned a tan color and fruit has fallen to the ground.