Cossack pineapple ground cherry from southern exposure seed Exchange

Cossack pineapple ground cherry from southern exposure seed Exchange

Varieties grown: Aunt Molly’s, Ambrosia

Ground cherries, also know as husk cherries, are a delicious relative to the tomatillo. Their flavor strikes a delicious balance between sweet and acidic, and has been described as tropical, citrusy, bright, and decadent; similar to pineapples and tangerines. The fruits will keep unrefrigerated for weeks in their husks, but we’ve found that they don’t last that long around the house because we can’t help but eating them all!

How to use them:

  • Eaten raw, alone or on top of yogurt, pancakes, and ice cream

  • Cooked into sauce, compote, or jam

  • Made into pies and tarts