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daninthedirt

ground cherries

daninthedirt (USDA 9a, HZ9, CentTX, Sunset z30, Cfa)
11 months ago
last modified: 11 months ago

I had not had ground cherries before (Physalis peruviana, Golden Berry), and they are very nice. Citrussy berries that are actually solanaceae, and grow much like tomatillos, with papery husks. I was curious if, like tomatoes, their pollination shuts off at high temperatures. If so, it's too late for me to start a crop, but I might try for them in the fall. Anyone in the south had experience growing them? I am attracted to the claim that, like tomatillos, they are not susceptible to many diseases.

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