The Ground Cherry is 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. Other names are dwarf cape gooseberry and strawberry tomato.
Each fruit is covered in a papery husk and falls to the ground when ripe. Easy to grow in a wide range of climates and producing an abundance of fruit makes this a home gardener favorite.
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Poha Ground Cherry Seeds - (Physalis peruviana)Poha Ground Cherry - Oh So Sweet! A bushy plant, it grows 1 1/2 to 3' tall and about as wide with heart-shaped, toothy and slightly velvety leaves. The small, bell-shaped whitish flowers fade into a loose, papery husk that surrounds the maturing...