Ground Cherry Yellow “Husk” Tomato Seeds

We now have Ground Cherry Yellow “Husk” Tomato Seeds for Sale! SOLD OUT!
Thank you to all who purchased ground cherry seeds here at wildeherb. We’re planting the last of our seed stock this year in hopes of another great harvest to share with everyone.

We’ve grown these Amish Heirloom fruits for several seasons and really enjoy eating them fresh. 2014 was a great year for the ground cherries and we had an abundance of them. We had so much fruit, in fact, that we shared a lot and still had plenty left over for collecting the seeds!

Ground cherries are delicious little fruits and they are easy to plant and grow, too. Their sweet pineapple-like taste will have you eating them right off the ground. That’s because the fruit typically drops off the vine and ripens inside the papery husk to a deep golden yellow.

Husk tomatoes on the vine.
Husk tomatoes on the vine. Note the single flower, the outline of the leaves, and the green color of the paper shell while on the plant.

Paper sheaths the husk tomatoes.
The papery husks turn tan in color as the fruit ripens.
Peel back the paper husk to reveal the tiny yellow tomato.
Peel back the paper husk to reveal the tiny yellow tomato. The yellow fruits on the left are ready to eat, but the greenish ones on the right should get a little riper first.

Once established in your garden or on your property you’ll likely have them for a long time.

Order your Ground Cherry Yellow “Husk” Tomato Seeds today!

Each seed packet costs $3.50, will be shipped via USPS First Class, and contains 0.1 gram Ground Cherry seeds. That’s approximately 100 seeds, which is plenty to get you started on enjoying these sweet little fruits.

3 thoughts on “Ground Cherry Yellow “Husk” Tomato Seeds

  1. Maybe you can help me out. I have many ground cherry plants and the leaves are getting sick. All the plants began to have white white round spots on the leaves and they soon get bumpy and turn yellowish. Have you ever encounter this?

  2. Hi Marie-Claude!

    I haven’t encountered the leaf spotting that you’re seeing. Since you mentioned that you have lots of plants, one remedy may be to thin them out. Fungal diseases can surely make a plant ugly with the spotting that’s often produced on leaf and fruit, so you want to make sure that there is plenty of air circulation around each plant.

    This link phytopath at cornell.edu looks promising if you want to identify a disease that might be affecting your cherry tomatoes.

    Also, water your flowers and gardens in the morning to make sure that water droplets on leaves and fruit will have time to evaporate. Watering in the evening may contribute to fungus issues.

    Good luck!

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