Vegetables and Fruit forum: Question on growing ground cherries

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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jun 29, 2016 4:28 PM CST
First time growing them, I have no idea how big they will get or should get before flowering. The ones I have seem small compared to tomato plants, yet they are making little flowers already.

Should I pinch off the flowers?

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Name: katie
Mulege, Mexico (Baja CAliforni (Zone 11a)
katiebear
Jul 2, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Unless it was recently transplanted I'd let it be. katie

Chicitygardenlady
Jul 13, 2016 9:35 PM CST
My friend is growing them as well and they are just like yours and have fruit on them. Tiny little things. I 've never had one going to try one before I decide it's something I need to grow. She says they are sweet like fruit and good for jams.
Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jul 14, 2016 3:08 AM CST
Update, the plants are growing strong and making plenty more! I'm excited!

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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 18, 2017 12:55 PM CST
How did your ground cherries do in the end?

Once I got a disease from a nursery, that screwed up other items also the return simply has not been worth the effort for me.
I get volunteers every year which sometimes gives enough to use but as they are in the roses, are more of a pain in buttocks than a blessing.

I may try some again this year to see what happens.

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