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Physalis pruinosa

Ground Cherry

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  • Category:Fruit
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:1-3 ft
  • Spread:1-3 ft

Physalis pruinosa is a low grower with a spreading habit. Groundcherries are similar to a tomatillo with it's thin, paper-like husk. The yellow fruits have a sweet-citrusy flavor much like a pineapple. Fruits can be eaten raw, dried, frozen, or cooked/baked. Prized for use in jams, pies, and salads.

Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Goodness Grows Edibles
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Physalis pruinosa

Grow on a trellis in a container for easy picking. Plant in full sun with well-drained soil. Ground cherries do not require a lot of pruning since they do not get very tall.