Aunt Molly's Husk Tomato
- Ground Cherry" Physalis pruinosa OP 70 days. Heirloom.
- Ht 15-20” spread 2’. Vigorous plants produce delicious 1'2' -3/4" fruits surrounded by a papery husk.
- Delicious eaten right off the plant, use for pies, preserves, salads sauces and an excellent dried fruit much appreciated in Ecuador and Peru.
- Aunt Molly's Husk Tomato ripens to a bright yellow-orange and the husks easily slip free. Aunt Molly saved seeds from this variety which came to America via Poland via the Andes.
- Plants are tolerant of cool climates. Fruits will easily story in a basket for 1- 2 months.
Planting Directions: Start transplants in sterile potting medium 4 weeks before date of usual last frost. Transplant when soil is warm. Sow seed 1/4” deep. Germination occurs in about 14-30 days, and needs soil temperatures of 68 to 80 degrees. Transplant into average well drained garden soil in a sunny location. Space plants 18” apart. Provide steady moderate moisture. Harvest fruits while still firm. If not allowed to become soft, yellow or over-mature, unbruised fruit will keep several weeks.