Husk tomatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries?
Has any one grown tomatillos? What about "Giant Ground Cherry" Physalis peruviana? Can you tell me about your experience? Are they easier than tomatoes? What variety did you grow?
I grew regular the "regular" ground cherry "Cossack Pineapple" Physalis pruinosa and loved the flavor. They were easy, almost no-care plants. But the second time I grew them a tiny worm bored into the husks and devoured nearly every last fruit. I suppose any Physalis would be vulnerable. But I'm willing to risk it and try new varieties.
The idea of tomatillos really appeals to me not only because I could use them green for salsas, etc, but because I want to harvest them ripe and enjoy them as I would a large ground cherry.
The "Giant Groundcherry" P. peruviana is supposedly longer lived. I wonder if this would be true in Florida?
I will probably post about this over on vegetables or maybe the tomatoes forum, but I would like to hear Florida experiences first.