Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry

4.67 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)


This is a plant everyone should grow at least one of. The ground cherry is sweet, tart, and savory. A combination of flavors from a tomatillo and a tomato, you get the best of both worlds from this! It is like candy! Plants produce loads of small paper husk covered fruits that when ripe fall to the ground (hence the name ground cherry), and can be used to make jellies, jams, sauces, preserves, and so much more.

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Weight.05 oz

12 reviews for Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great germination and excited to grow and try these!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Love!!! these!!!! I will have to say make sure that you are careful when you transplant, roots are very sensitive and a nice healthy plants can die in a matter of a day once the roots are disrupted. I would suggest using a peat pot, and plant the entire thing. They are sweet and and a nice refreshing treat when out in the garden picking. I plan to grow a few of them so I can make some preserves.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I am growing these for the first time this year, and have decided to grow more next year. Very tasty – like sweet, less tangy pineapple when fully ripe. Still sweet and food with a unique flavor when not fully ripe. Will use in fruit salad and want to try in an upside down cake. Germinated well, grew well, no disease problems. Seems to do well in the same conditions as are ideal for tomatoes ( as expected). Only down side: they take up about 2-3ft space per plant. So not ideal for small spaces or pots.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These were my favorite new plants to grow this year. It’s also the first time that I have eaten them. Lots of fun to grow. Be sure and give them some space. The plants got bigger than I was expecting!

  5. 5 out of 5

    this isn’t a “review”, just commenting that these grow wild at my house, pulling weeds near fence around my garden and came upon a couple of these…pulled them up and planted them on a bank by my house… after a couple of days of looking wilted, sprang up and looking good!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great germination and strong healthy plants. Fruits are sweet and tropical tasting. Very productive.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great taste! Great germination! I will be planting more of these next year.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    First time growing them. Grew them in spring and fall this year in North FL and we LOVE them. Fast grower, fast grower, and abundant production.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These look very attractive in containers w/ their pretty lantern-shaped fruit sheaths and I’m growing a little one inside at the moment that is successfully fruiting with only 1 small grow light.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Amazing germination

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Wow these are amazing. Excellent germination . Plants grew fast and strong. I panted 4 plants and they got to be about 5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. Low maintenance plant, I added egg shells to them when I planted them and that was it. My only problem with these was chipmunks and birds stealing them everyday. Excellent taste will grow these every year now.

  12. 1 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This seems like an awesome plant to grow but unfortunately only two seeds out of half the pack germinated. Maybe I got a bad batch? Going to try with the rest of the pack on a paper towel instead of soil and cell trays.

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