General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

Common names
  • Ground Cherry
  • Strawberry Tomato
  • Strawberry Groundcherry

Photo Gallery

Date: 2023-09-02
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-09-30
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-07
Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IA
Date: Fall 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Date: 2015-07-23
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-07
under the canopy
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-08
I love the pinstripe stems.  Ground cherry has fancy pants!
Location: MN
Date: 6-24-15
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-05-26
Brand new sprouts
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-06-27
both are about a month old - just started to flower
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-06-30
first tiny bloom

Date: 2016-08-19
Open husk cherry

Date: 2016-08-19
Husk cherries

Date: 2017-10-26
Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IA
Date: 2011-06-25

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-08-16
Location: Benicia, CA
Date: 2014-07-26
Location: Benicia, CA
Date: 2014-09-17
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
dnrevel On January 17, 2023 Seeds sown
Did not grow in 2022. Have new seed, trying again in 2023. Winter Sowing in January this time.
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