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Grow ground cherries. Plant seedlings in full sun in late spring and begin harvesting when the papery husks that hide the berries fall to the ground. Each different variety has its own unique taste but for the most part they taste like a cross between pineapple citrus and strawberries. Anyone can grow ground cherries in a garden and enjoy a bounty of sweet berries that taste like a combination of pineapple vanilla and butterscotch. Tomatillos are in this family as well. Just make sure any container is at least 8 inches deep to allow for the plants fairly large root system. The plant is not overly picky about soil but well draining soil amended with compost is ideal.
Ground cherries are easy to grow from seed but need an early start at least 8 10 weeks before the last frost day. They mature 60 80 days after transplanting depending on the variety. Full sun is preferable but ground cherries produce fruit with a bit of shade as well. Work a couple inches of compost into the soil before planting. Ground cherries grow well in any area that has a relatively long growing season particularly in usda zones 4 and higher. You can grow ground cherries in a traditional bed raised beds and containers.
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