For Folks like Me Who Didn't Know From Ground Cherries
- Subject: [cg] For Folks like Me Who Didn't Know From Ground Cherries
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 09:55:05 EST
When I first read Kyle's post, "You might also consider ground cherries,
which have a citrus-y/pineapple
>flavor. They're relatively easy to grow & would work in PA," I scratched my
head and wondered, "How will grinding up cherries make them have a
Your post cleared that up for me. Ignorance ain't bliss.
For folks like me who thought that you had to grind up cherries:
From the "Victory Seed Catalog" - just scroll down to "ground cherry."
"Ground Cherry, Cossack Pineapple (Physalis primosa) 60 - 80 days - This is
a East European cousin of the Mexican tomatillo. The plants reach about 12
inches in height and spread into a bush about 24 inches in diameter. Loaded
with small fruit (about 1/2" in diameter), in husks, that have a pineapple
flavor and are good in pies and jams."
"Ground Cherry, New Hanover (Physallis spp) 70 to 90 days - An old
Pennsylvania Dutch strain. Very similar in size and shap to Cossack
Pineapple. Light yellow fruit tasting similar to tomatillos with a subtly
citrus of lemony taste"
Dorene, which of the above do you use, please?
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