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Ground Cherry Seeds, Loewen Family Heirloom

Ground Cherry Seeds, Loewen Family Heirloom

This is one of my favorite varieties of Ground Cherries. We grew these when I was a kid and my Mom and I made jelly out of them. Also known as Husk Tomato and regarded as a delicacy by the American Pilgrims.

Tasty, cherry-sized fruits grow inside papery husks. The fruit is enjoyed fresh, dried, and in pies and preserves. Can be stored well into the winter if kept in the husk in a cool, dry place.

This variety is HIGHLY productive, but please be patient for them to germinate as they tend to take a few weeks; however once they get going even 1 plant is enough for a pie and a few jellies.

Packets: 25, 50 seeds

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Care Guide

Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before end of frost in your growing zone and lightly cover with soil. Transplant in your garden when any danger of frost has passed.

Prefers full sun but did do well in slightly shady areas
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Days to Germination: 14
Days to Maturity: 70-80

Uses for this Plant

Climate Adaptive Qualities

Our Mission


We sell small batches because we think it's important to try a bunch
of different types of plants in your garden, and in your climate,
to see what is beneficial.

Our seeds are harvested fresh every Fall when we make small batches to sell. We also source fresh seeds for the year from local farmers, seed banks, and non-gmo organically grown suppliers.

• Non-GMO
• USA grown
• Open-pollinated
• Untreated (no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, etc.)
• Tested to meet the highest germination standards


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