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ground cherry
Posted by Zil from WV on 2001-04-11 17:00:58

My mom is looking for seeds to start growing a plant that her mother grew. Her mother called them "ground cherries". They were never much larger than a bing cherry, had a husk-like covering on them while growing, and were an orange-yellow when ripe. Can anyone help us find some of these? We live in WV.

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  • Husk tomatoes/tomatillo
    Posted by Ber from VT on 2001-04-17 10:29:18

    Quoting Zil: ------------
    -My mom is looking for seeds to start growing a plant that her mother grew. Her mother called them "ground cherries". They were never much larger than a bing cherry, had a husk-like covering on them while growing, and were an orange-yellow when ripe. Can anyone help us find some of these? We live in WV.

    Hi Zil,

    They're such cute little fruits! They're related to tomatoes, so Tomato Grower's Supply has them. I've also found some varieties offered by Johnny's Selected Seeds and Pinetree Garden Seeds. Closer to your home, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in Virginia offers some, too.

    Does your Mom have special recipies for them? Ber

    Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

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