Ground cherries, also known as cape gooseberries, are closely related to tomatillos but boast a unique sweet and tart flavor; ‘Pineapple’ adds a hint of pineapple, too, and produces an abundance of 1/2″ fruits, so you will be able to try several recipes. As the name suggests, harvest ground cherries when they have fallen to the ground Plants grow up to 12″-18″ tall and 18″-24″ wide. A frost-sensitive annual. Botanical Interests’® Pineapple Ground Cherry Seeds are USDA Organic and verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 100 plants when started indoors.
75 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date; ideal soil temperature for germination is 80°–85°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.