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Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Huge yields, addicting flavor

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Huge yields, addicting flavor

  • High yields of unique husked fruit
  • Addicting sweet and slightly tart flavor
  • Holds for up to 3-4 weeks after harvesting
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Product Description

This tomato has been a favorite among Pennsylvania Dutch growers since the 1830s! Aunt Molly is extremely productive with its unique, husked fruit. Each tomato is covered with a papery yellow husk. You'll know they're ripe when they drop from the plant to the ground, where you can harvest them by the handful. They taste sweet and just a little tart, similar to citrus or pineapple--and with their high pectin, are perfect for creating batches of jam, preserves, or pie fillings. With the husk pulled back, these tomatoes make a beautiful centerpiece, especially since they hold up for 3-4 weeks in cool, dry conditions. It's one of our favorites from our research garden; we plant them each year just to eat them fresh from the vine! 75-90 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Physalis pruinosa
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Foliage: Medium green foliage.
  • Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep
  • Days to Maturity: 75 - 90 Days
  • Fruit: Small yellow fruit with citrus/pineapple flavor. 1/2 - 34 inch fruits.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: No pruning needed.
  • Form: Tomato
  • Seed Count: Approximately 50 seedss per packet.
  • Size: 50 Seed Pkt
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Fall 2020 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-4A 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
4B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
5A 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
5B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
6A 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
6B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
7A 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
7B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
8A & B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
9A & B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
10A & B 9/21/20 - 10/30/20
Last Order Date 10/26/2020

2020 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Nematodes & Encapsulated Worms
1A 5/13/20 - 10/30/20
1B - 2A 5/13/20 - 10/30/20
2B - 3B 4/29/20 - 10/30/20
4A - 6A 4/15/20 - 10/30/20
6B - 7A 4/8/20 - 10/30/20
7B - 8B 3/11/20 - 10/30/20
9A - 10B 2/25/20 - 10/30/20
Last Order Date 10/23/2020

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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