The Seed Savers Exchange - Easy-to-grow, prolific, and super-sweet, this ground cherry works well for preserves and pies, over ice cream, and in fresh-fruit salads—or can simply be eaten straight out of the garden. The plants have a sprawling habit and produce ½-¾" fruits encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. This beloved variety takes its name from an ice cream stand, named not for a dear aunt, but for a cherished pet dog of the owners of Territorial Seed.
Prolific and super sweet
Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch
Fruits have a papery husk
Sweet variety that stores well
70 days from transplant
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out when the danger of frost has passed. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier.
Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost
Germinate 14 days
Plant 12-18" apart
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