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Ground CherryPhysalis

  • Ground Cherry
  • Ground Cherry

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Ground CherryPhysalis

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The Perfect Balance of Sweet and Sour, Home-Grown

Why Ground Cherries?
Also known as Husk Tomatoes, the Ground Cherry is famous for its unique flavor balance – the perfect mix between sweet and sour. Plus, this fresh, flavorful plant is super versatile and able to grow in raised flower beds, containers and beyond.

And they’re not affected by common pests or diseases. Simply plant in a sunny area, and watch your fruit emerge in just a few growing seasons…or even sooner. Plus, the Ground Cherry can tolerate some shade and an array of soil types, so it’s not picky when it comes to successful, easy growth.

Why is Better
But the best part is that we’ve prepped each of our Ground Cherries for amazing results, months before shipping. So now, you get fruit faster and much more easily. You won’t get this experience from other nurseries or big box stores – the experience of personalized, high-quality results and help from our expert horticulturists every step of the way.

We’ve done the extra work so that your Ground Cherry thrives in your own homescape. Reap the rewards of our hard work today – get your own Ground Cherry Plant!

Pollination Info

Ground Cherry Pollination

Ground Cherrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Ground Cherry will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Start by choosing an area with full sun for Ground Cherry – about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day (though the Cherry will tolerate some shade). The plant also thrives in a variety of soil types, but well-drained soil is important. Ensure that you’ve selected a space where you can plant your Ground Cherries about 18 to 24 inches apart.

If you’re planting outside, dig a hole that’s about one and a half to two times the width of the plant’s root ball. Place your plant, back fill the soil and water to settle the roots. Staking the plant for extra support is also helpful.

Generally, you’ll follow the same directions when container planting – select a pot that’s approximately one and a half to two times the width of your shipped container and plant from there.

2. Watering: Water your Ground Cherry weekly for best results – the soil should be moist but not oversaturated. Water as soon as the top 2 inches of your soil is dry.

3. Fertilizing: Fertilizer for your Ground Cherry should not be necessary, unless you notice slower growth. If you do fertilize your Cherry, do so with a well-balanced blend before new growth begins in the spring.

4. Harvesting: Ground Cherries produce fruit in husks, similar to their relative: The Tomatillo. When the husks turn brown and papery, the berries are ready to harvest and often drop off your plant when they’re ready. Remove the husks and enjoy!

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 1-2 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Harvest Time: July-August
Year to Bear: 1-2 Years
Botanical Name: Physalis
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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4-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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