Anyone tried the Ground Cheery

golfer_2008(7)March 17, 2009

I'm wondering if I should try the ground cheery in the Athens area. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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lzygrdner(7 sndy sprngs)

I grew these two years ago. They were easy. I didn't expect the taste. Like a tomatillo, if that is what you want, go for it. For some reason I expected more of a "berry" taste. They would be good for salsas, etc.


    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 8:05AM
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I haven't tried growing any yet, but I've ordered some from Seed Savers, and expect them in a couple of weeks. I did read that they tasted like a cross between a tomatillo and a strawberry, but I was hoping they'd be more "berry" like too. Oh well, we shall see...

Here is a link that might be useful: Ground Cherries at Seed Savers

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 5:51PM
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I decided to try these this year and got the seeds from Sandhill Preservation Society. They took a lot longer to sprout that the tomato seeds I planted at the same time but so far I've gotten close to 100% germination. They sprouts are tiny but they look very healthy. Now if I could just get my tomatillos to pop up. :)

There's a thread about Garden Cherries in the tomato forum and it includes a recipe for ground cherry pie that looks pretty good. Here's a link to the thread:

Here is a link that might be useful: ground cherry thread in tomato forum

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 11:47PM
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Does anyone have anymore info to add? Has anyone tried them in containers?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:42PM
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