Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Seeds - (Physalis pruinosa)

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Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
70 days
Slow Food:
Ark of Taste
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry fruits - (Physalis pruinosa)
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry fruits - (Physalis pruinosa)
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry fruits - (Physalis pruinosa)
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry flower - (Physalis pruinosa)

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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Small, golden fruits with papery husks (like tomatillos) and a sweet-tart, slightly citrus flavor. Ripens to a golden-orange and can be stored in their husks for many weeks. 

Harvest the ripe ones straight off the ground, they may never make it inside to use, as their taste is delightful eaten right from the ground.


Originally from high-altitude, tropical South America and is closely related to the tomatillo, but with a flavor of pineapple, vanilla and occasionally butterscotch. A widely traveled fruit, it was introduced to England and South Africa in the late 18th Century as well as Australia, New Zealand, and various Pacific islands. Aunt Molly's came from Poland.


Great in hot desserts, even over ice cream.

This unique variety is on Slow Food USA Ark of Taste. The Ark is an international catalog of foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage. In an effort to cultivate consumer demand—key to agricultural conservation—only the best tasting endangered foods make it onto the Ark.


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  • 5

    Delicious- like a garden pineapple

    Posted by V Biel, IL on Jul 25, 2017

    This is a prolific, and wonderful addition to the garden. A most delicious -berry- whose taste resembles a pineapple. Very good and easy to grow.

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