Source of "Ground Cherries" or "Husk Tomatoes" - Knowledgebase Question

Winter Springs, FL
Question by marci6
October 7, 1998
Where can one purchase seeds or plants called ground cherries or husk tomatoes ? It is a small gold cherry which grows inside a thin paper shell or husk. The plant is low growing.


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Answer from NGA
October 7, 1998

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Here are two sources of seed for "Ground Cherries" (Physalis pruinosa), also known as "Husk Cherries" and "Husk Tomatoes" :

Johnny's Selected Seeds, Foss Hill Road, Albion, Maine 04910, Home Garden Order Line (207) 437-4301,
Customer Service Line (207) 437-4357, http://www.johnnyseeds.com/

Nichols Garden Nursery, 1190 North Pacific Highway, Albany, OR 97321-4580, (541) 928-9280.

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