Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
70 days. Ground cherries have been cultivated in North America since the 17th C and were staples in the cuisine of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Aunt Molly's, an orange ground cherry, can be traced back to the Walter Schell seed company in the 1920's. With a distinctive taste reminiscent of tangerines, it is considered to be one of the best tasting cultivars. Growing to 2' and spreading to 4', the plants produce copious amounts of fruit encased in papery husks. The fruit is ripe when the husk drops off the plant. Excellent in soups, sauces and pies, but we like them best fresh. Easy to grow.