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Yellow Husk Ground Cherry pk/20
Yellow Husk Ground Cherry TL7-20
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Yellow Husk Ground Cherry pk/20

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SKU TL7-20
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Planting Instructions
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70 days. Physalis peruviana. Open Pollinated. Plant produces high yields of flavorful 1" to 2" diameter ground cherries. It has a strawberry like flavor and are enclosed in a protective tan husk. Excellent for making pies, preserves and jams. This variety does well in dry regions.

Lot No: 20429

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 300,000

Plant Height: 48” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Ground cherries
Physalis ixocarpa - Physalis peruviana

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 36"60 - 90 days
Ground Cherries Seed Planting Information:

Tomatillo and ground cherry plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny location in the garden. Tomatillos and ground cherries grow very similar to tomatoes, but grow more quickly. The fruit grow inside husk. Relocate your plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatillos and ground cherries are between 65 F and 85 F. Plant your seeds indoors 3 to 6 weeks before setting outside. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To protect plant branches from breaking, use 4 to 5 ft tall cages. Plants can grow 2 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatillos and ground cherries when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Unripe fruit have a sticky surface. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form.

Customer Reviews

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by on August 16, 2009

I have been looking for this seed for years!!!!!!! My German neighbor had these in his yard and i remember how good they were. He would pick them and put them in a wooden bowl and eat them as a snack! How much fun peeling the husk off and eating the incredible fruit. They use to make a pie out of them. Gosh how I missed them and the gardening knowledge that died with them.....I'm so glad to have found the ground cherries.

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by on July 4, 2009

This is an amazing plant! Though tough to germinate, my plants were producing delicious ground cherries well before my earliest tomatoes (and I started the plants late as well). They aren't 1-2 inches as advertised, but are still incredibly falvorful. They seem disease and pest resistant, and I have had virtually no problems.

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by on September 1, 2013

Bought one plant this year. So glad I found a source. We are all fighting over them. Tasty little things.

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