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redloon's Tomatillo 'Pineapple Ground Cherry' x 3 Harvesting

Plant: Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) | Variety: Pineapple Ground Cherry

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Planting Data

Cape gooseberry (239)
Pineapple Ground Cherry (47)


redloon's Tomatillo 'Pineapple Ground Cherry' Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 2.47 feet (76.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.58 inches (1.5 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Cape gooseberry 'Pineapple Ground Cherry' is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).

Cape gooseberry 'Pineapple Ground Cherry' tends to enjoys a full sun position, which is ideal for your garden's sun profile.

Remember to water often.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8b) is within the ideal range for Cape gooseberry 'Pineapple Ground Cherry'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 11.

Your garden's soil pH level (7.0 - neutral soil) is within the ideal range for Cape gooseberry 'Pineapple Ground Cherry'. The recommended range is between pH 6.0 and 7.0.

More information about Tomatillo 'Pineapple Ground Cherry' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Tomatillo 'Pineapple Ground Cherry' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

2.0 handful + 116.0 item


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  • Tippy

    Tippy wrote:

    How do you eat these? What do you make with them?

    Posted on 30 May 11 (almost 4 years ago)

  • redloon

    redloon wrote:

    I just remove the paper husk and eat them raw. They’re bite-size, crunchy, and a combination of sweet and tangy. I used to really love cherry tomatoes for eating directly from the garden, but now I love these pineapple tomatillos even more! When I grew ‘Toma Verde’ tomatillos I used those to make salsa verde, but the pineapple tomatillos are probably too sweet for that purpose.

    Posted on 30 May 11 (almost 4 years ago)

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