Ground Cherries

I found this unusual, little plant at our favorite local greenhouse.

It looked like a potato but the tag said Ground Cherry ‘Goldie’.

I put it in a big pot near the entrance to keep an eye on it.

What a perfect spot for the source of my favorite snack.


This plant is a Physalis relative of Chinese Lanterns/Jack-o-LGround antern plant.


Its little yellow pods contain a juicy sweet berry.


The taste is like pineapple.


It has been dropping dozens of yummy fruits each day for weeks.

I read that it may reseed.

I hope so.


3 thoughts on “Ground Cherries

  1. My Mom grew these for many years and I soon found it cropping up in my garden. It was a bit aggressive in its habit but controllable, and fun to eat!

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