Don’t let the name fool you, Groundcherries have very little in common with those red treats whose blossoms inspire festivals. In fact they’re part of the nightshade family and are related to Tomatillos and Chinese lanterns. These marble-sized, orangey fruits have a unique flavour, which is sometimes described as tasting similar to anything from Pineapple or Cherry to Kiwi and Tomato.
Aunt Molly is a Polish heirloom variety of Groundcherries that has unusually fine flavor - very sweet with a nice hint of tartness. Fruits are enclosed in a papery husk and drop to the ground when fully ripe. Great choice for pies and preserves.
Fruit Size: 0.5-0.75 in.
Days to Maturity: 65
Sun Exposure: Full Sun