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Urban adventure with ground cherries

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A ripe ground cherry

A ripe ground cherry

Cape gooseberry (Rasbhari in Northern India) is giant version of the ground cherryRasbhari is about the size of a kumquat and ground cherry is 1/4 that size. So giant is perhaps not the right description but you get my meaning. If you are living in India, you don’t think of rasbhari as uncommon. Seasonal yes, but uncommon no. In fact, during the season if you are stuck in slow moving traffic you will likely bring home a bunch from one of the numerous street vendors. But if like me, you travel to India, it is a treat like jamun. So, when my husband said in spring this year that he has found a source for ground cherry, I was naturally excited even if it meant growing from a seedling.

Ours came from Seed Saver Exchange. The rest was simple. Transplant, watch em’ grow slowly, very slowly.  These bushes start to fruit even when they are a meager 4 inches tall. Wait for the fruits to ripen and fall off the plant. Eat.

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Written by Som

August 26, 2010 at 3:17 am

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