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Tomato, Ground Cherry

Item #6709 Physalis peruviana

Tomato, Ground Cherry

Lighting:
sun
Plant Height:
1 1/2'
Ground Condition:
Well drained
Spread:
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 7

Ordering Information

 Description  Price  Quantity
 Tomato, Ground Cherry, Packet (Qty 1) $1.00
   
 Tomato, Ground Cherry, Jumbo Pkt. (Qty 1) $2.00
   

Also known as Husk Tomato, The Ground Cherry Tomato is an interesting and versatile native American fruit that was regarded as a delicacy by the Pilgrims. The tasty, cherry-sized fruits grow inside papery husks on short plants. The fruit is enjoyed fresh, dried, and in pies and preserves. Kept in the husk in a cool, dry place, it can be stored well into the winter.

Planting guide: Start indoors 8 weeks before time to set in open ground. Cover thinly, then pack firmly and water. When plants are about 2 inches high, transplant to 3 inches apart in flat or pot. After danger of frost, set 2 to 3 feet apart in garden, but before doing so, harden the plants by gradually exposing them to the outdoor air for about a week.

These items are useful when starting seeds indoors for transplanting:

Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets
Peat Pots, 2 1/4" round
Peat Pots, 3" round
3" square pots
4 1/2" round pots

For protecting your transplants against late, unexpected frosts choose between Hotkaps plant protectors and Wall O' Water plant protectors.

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