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Ground Cherry Seeds, Aunt Molly

Physalis pruinosa
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Aunt Molly Ground Cherry is an outstanding variety that originated in Poland. Fruits are 1.3 - 1.8 cm (1/2" to 3/4") in diameter.  Fruits mature to a golden orange colour and drop to the ground in their husks when ripe.  Sprawling habit. Prized for its excellent citrus flavor, it is well suited for preserves, pies, fresh fruit salads, and over ice cream.

  • SKU: 125902
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
10 to 21 days
Water needs
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
70 days (after transplanting to garden)
Growing height
Growing Height:
45 cm (18")
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  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Physalis pruinosa
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.1
  • Approximate Seed Count: 100-110
  • Planting Method: Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Color: Orangy/yellow
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Strawberry like
  • Tolerance: heat tolerant|drought tolerant
  • Preparation Ideas: Great for preserves and pies.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Start ground cherry seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant and row spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist, but not soggy while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")
  • Plant Spacing: 60-90 cm (24-36")
  • Row Spacing: 90 cm (36")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Insert a tomato cage at the time of transplanting to support it's sprawling habit and free up space for other crops. If placed later on you run the risk of damaging plant roots.
  • Fruit is ready to harvest once the husk is dry and papery. Fruits are generally the sweetest when they have fallen on the ground. Remove the husks before eating. Fruit will store 3 to 4 weeks if left in the husk.

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