Ground Cherry – Goldie Seeds

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Ground Cherry – Goldie Seeds

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This ground cherry bears 1/2- 3/4″ sweet golden berries inside papery husks. Flavor is sweet and a bit wild. Fruits can be eaten, dried, frozen, canned or made into preserves, cooked pies, and desserts.

Approximate amount of seeds per pack: 30

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When to Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
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Planting: If possible, sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds ¼ inch deep, water lightly and cover with a plastic dome. After true leaves have formed, move plants to 3-4 inch pots allow them to get sunlight. 7-10 days before transplanting outside, put plants outside to in a sheltered area to harden off. Space transplants 18-24 inches apart.

Care: Avoid watering from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease. Mulch lightly to keep soil moisture conserved.

Harvest: Ground Cherries will drop to the ground, sometimes before they are ripe. Gather them up and store in dry place until husks turn a golden brown color and are papery. When you peel back the husk, the fruit inside should be a deep yellow signaling ripeness. Store in a cool dry place, in the husk for up to 3 months.

Special Instructions/Tips: Small and short tomato cage plants work great for the light weigh ground cherry plant. Without them, the plant will sprawl.

Germination: 6 – 14 days

Days to Maturity: 65 – 70

Preferences: Plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil

• Very versatile in the kitchen as they can be used in both sweet and savory dishes such as muffins, jams, and salsas.

• The ground cherries golden yellowish-orange color is associated with many of the vitamins and phytonutrients that the plant contains. High in vitamin A, C, and niacin.

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