Ground cherry

The Ground Cherry, native to Latin America, is a small orange fruit that looks like a cherry tomato in size and shape enclosed in a light brown paper-like husk. It is related to the tomatillo and the Cape Gooseberry. Ground cherries are found in old fields, meadows, along roadsides, and in waste places throughout the East, from Canada to Florida. The flavor of ground cherry is somewhat sweet and tangy much like a combination of the flavor of a pineapple and a tomato. Once extracted from its husk, it may be eaten raw or used in salads, desserts, as a flavoring, and in jams and jellies. They c..

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