11.21.2017

Ground Cherry


I planted two ground cherry plants this year for the first time.  I had never even heard of them before but got a packet of seeds and made some room in the garden.  And I was so happy to see and taste what they produced!



These little beauties are so interesting.  The plants are about 3 ft by 3 ft.  They have these little husks that look like Chinese Lanterns that hang down from underneath the branches.  Once the husks turn yellowish and papery from their bright green, they're ready for picking.

The taste is a bit acidic like a tomato but also sweet like a pineapple.  So incredibly delicious!  All five of us tasted and love these gems.  They can be eaten raw by themselves,  in salad, or dried like raisins.


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