Ground Cherry – Otto’s Brush Creek


Packet = ~400 seeds


Super prolific, yellow, pineapple-flavored orbs of wonderment that look like baby tomatillos. We subjected our two ground cherry-hating employees to a ground cherry taste test and this was the one they agreed was palatable- extremely high praise coming from them!  The ground cherry lovers, meanwhile, deemed them truly exquisite!  Out of the five varieties in our trial, Otto’s won in both the productivity and flavor categories and thus earned its spot in our catalog and summer snacking regime. This strain was discovered in the backyard of our friends, Andrew and Sarah of Adaptive Seeds down in Sweet Home, Oregon.

Days to Maturity: 65-75 days (from transplant)
Latin Name: Physalis pubescens
Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Instructions:
Start Ground Cherry indoors mid-March through early May. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°. Seed depth: 1/8”. Plant spacing: 18”. Harden off before planting in ground. Plant in full sun after danger of frost has passed.

All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!