Today I upgraded about 75 groundcherry plants from the seeds I had planted several weeks ago. I absolutely love groundcherries but never have enough so this year I am determined to grow enough plants, even if I have to grow them in 5 gallon containers. I have made them into groundcherry pies in the past but never made jelly or jam with them. Last season I truly did not get enough for pies or jelly but had enough to start new plants. Some of you may be wondering what in the world a groundcherry is. It is a relative of the tomato, and a close cousin to a tomatillo. Like a tomatillo it has a husk around the fruit. Unlike the tomatillo a groundcherry does not fill out the husk. Another name for groundcherry is husk tomato. The fruit is yellow and somewhat sweet.
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