Vto5913 ground cherry aunt mollys mp done web
Days To Maturity : 70-90
Germination Days : 6-14
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 30
Spacing : 18
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Summer
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Poha Berry, Aunt Moll... VTO-5913



Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom

with a very unique pineapple, vanilla infused flavor.

Trouble-free plant is related to tomatillo, and the fruits are also enclosed in little paper "lanterns".

Ground cherries are used like berries for desserts, pies and preserves. Not as big and sweet as some tree fruits, but the only fruit you can grow from seed in your vegetable garden and have fruits the same year you plant. These are golden and about 3/4". Fruit will store 3-4 weeks in the husk. BOTANICAL NAME: Physalis peruviana


Start in flats or pots 2 months or so before setting out. Transplant seedlings into well-composted soil after danger of frost is past. Set plants several inches deeper than in the pot-they will root along the stem. Greedy feeder-needs ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Needs lots of phosphorous and potassium, but not as much nitrogen. To prevent blossom-end rot, they need calcium; use gypsum or bone meal if necessary. Keep soil moist in dry weather with periodic, deep watering, and mulch. GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/ Spacing 18" ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : PHOTO CREDIT: Seed Savers Exchange

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Aunt Mollys Ground Cherry
on 01/03/12 by David in MN

Loved them! Not as sweet as some berries, but a lot easier to start and grow. Got hundreds of berries from the three plants we grew, but my 1 year old and 2 year old, and maybe me too, loved them so much they all got eaten before they were out of the garden. I am planning to ramp up my production this year so we can preserve some.