These marble-sized, orangey fruits have a unique flavour, which is sometimes described as tasting similar to anything from pineapple, cherry, tangerine, kiwi or tomato. They are excellent in soups, sauces and pies as well as just eaten fresh.
These interesting little plants are easy to grow. They can be grown in containers, but they do prefer to be right in the ground, spaced out 3' - 4'. Onions, chives, leeks, borage, marigolds and basil make good growing companions for groundcherries. If you do plant them in a container, make sure you keep your plant moist, fertilized and in a sunny location.
Groundcherry plants will grow to the size of a typical tomato bush, but they won't have to be staked because they have long, sturdy stalks.