2017-10-01 Ground cherries.44

Ground cherries or husk cherries are not cherries at all, but tomato relatives. They’re sweet, tart, and unusually flavored. Some of us (like me) can’t get enough of them. To find endless troves of ground cherries, lift a section of the plant and gather the fallen fruit. The sweetest cherries are golden; green ones are tart. A great pleasure is to sit in the bush and eat them right off the ground. But carry out the paper left behind so the next ground cherry lover won’t grab a handful of empty husks.