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Tomatillos / Ground cherries

19 years ago

Hi there -

I'm growing several kinds of tomatillos in my garden this year and I need some help! I guess the basic question is...are they supposed to be growing vertically or horizontally (in other words, should I cage or stake them like tomatoes or are they supposed to be down there?) Is there any difference in how they like to grow between different varieties? ("pineapple" tomatillos for example, vs. purple or mexican)(got one of each)

Second question - I looked through a couple threads but I really can't tell - is a "pineapple tomatillo" the same thing as a "ground cherry"

Anyone with experience growing these or anyone with a recipe they'd like to share  IÂd love to hear from you. Thanks!

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