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.
|Plant Lighting:||Full Sun|
|Max Height (feet):||2'|
|Planting Zones:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Botanical Name:||Physalis pruniosa|
|Additional Characteristics:||Produces fruit the first season!|