Ground Cherries

General Information

Ground Cherries are relatives of tomatoes, and once husked are eaten raw, in salads or desserts, dried or made into jams. Sometimes called cape gooseberries, winter cherries, or husk tomatoes, ground cherries are small yellow fruits with a papery husk. They taste somewhat like a cross between a tomato and a pineapple and are excellent eaten plain, in salads, desserts or in jams.  Ground cherries more closely resemble tomatillos and Chinese lanterns, which are also nightshades, but are surprisingly sweet.  While there are some dessert recipes using ground cherries, they can simply be added to salads or eaten on their own. Just remove the husk and enjoy.

Storing & Cooking Information

Take them out of their husks and eat!

Ground cherries keep well and can be stored for up to 3 months if left in the husk.

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