I'm wondering if I should try the ground cheery in the Athens area. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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.
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
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
Does anyone have anymore info to add? Has anyone tried them in containers?