We’ve been waiting all summer for this.
It seemed to take forever for our ground cherries to ripen.
We grow Aunt Molly’s ground cherries every year now. They are not cherries, but a tomato in a papery husk like a tomatillo. They have a high pectin count and delightfully sweet pineapple-vanilla flavor with just a hint of tomato. Aunt Molly’s ground cherries are part of the Ark of Taste, a list of foods in danger of extinction. Makes it a little sweeter to grow them in your yard.
The husks make a perfect little handle for you to dip them in chocolate and then pop them in your mouth. These were dipped in dark chocolate so as not to overpower the perfect sweetness of the fruit.
Now if only we can get enough more to ripen for a batch of jam. We crave these things all year!
Jess previously wrote about ground cherries here, including tips on how to easily save seeds.
We got our original seeds from Uprising Seeds.