This heirloom is not actually a cherry, but rather a small ground tomato. The fruits were recorded in horticultural literature as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania and are still common today at roadside stands in late summer. This outstanding Polish variety is prized for its clean flavor. This tomato has pineapple and vanilla flavor. Because of their high pectin count, they can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream or in fresh fruit salads.

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

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To store ground cherries you need a dry, dark place, not necessarily cold. We store ours in a cardboard box in the basement furnace room. They do get a little wrinkly, but tasted just as good.


Ground Cherries can just be eaten raw or they can be used in preserves, pies, or on ice cream. They are a beautiful, sweet treat.