Tomatillos & Ground Cherries

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Conventional & Organic

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Conventional & Organic

TM901

65-70 days. This sweet and fruity ground cherry originated in Poland. When ripe it turns a golden orange color and drops to the ground. It makes a tasty jam, perfect for gift giving. An unusual and rewarding addition to fruit salads and smoothies. Will store up to 3 months in the husk.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 150 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM901/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $3.25

  • TM901/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.65

  • TM901/P
  • 1 gram
  • $5.95

  • TM901/M
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $6.95

  • TM901/B
  • 1/4 oz
  • $14.95

  • TM901/N
  • 1/4 oz Organic
  • $17.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°F18-36"3-4'75%3 yearsSee belowHigh


Physalis spp.
These tasty summer treats are even more mineral-dense than tomatoes, packed with unique phytochemicals and flavonoids.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatillos & Ground Cherries are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; transplant into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Fruit is ripe when papery husk has dried up or folded back to reveal plump fruit
• Ripe fruit will fall to the ground
• Do not refrigerate for best flavor

Seed Count
Tomatillo: approximately 60-65 seeds per 1/8 gram, about 500 seeds per gram
Ground cherry: approximately 150 seeds per 1/8 gram, about 1200 seeds per gram; 7 grams per 1/4 ounce