Adaptive Seeds

Ground Cherry, Otto's Brush Creek (Organic)

Ground Cherry, Otto’s Brush Creek (Organic)

$3.25$18.00

Physalis pubescens.

These are one of our favorite things to snack on while walking through the garden. Little, golden husked fruits look like tiny tomatillos but have a deliciously fruity tropical flavor. Some compare them to peaches, others to pineapple. We have been told that you can make a delicious preserve out of them. However, we simply wait for them to fall off the plant when we’re sure they are ripe & eat them. Ground cherries have a long history in the garden & we found this strain growing semi-wild in our backyard, one of many interesting things that came along with the property when we moved here in 2009 (a list that also includes our beloved cat Meowstein, a 1930s dump truck in the creek, an opossum hide in the barn, & some awesome wallpaper in the kitchen). We suspect it’s been here for decades, as the farm’s previous owner, Otto Shockey, was an avid gardener. Every year a few plants pop up & take care of themselves. If you like a little wild character in your garden, these are perfect to have self-perpetuating along side the borage, arugula, burdock, scorzonera, & mustard.

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Packet ≈ 50 seeds
1/2 g ≈ 700 seeds
2 g

$3.25
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