In the same genus as tomatillos, and same family as tomatoes, ground cherries are best decribed as having the acidity of a tomato blended with the sweetness of a pineappple with a hint of vinilla.


Store at room temperature for up to a week.

Cooking Tips

Puree them into a salsa, bake them into a pie or tart, eat them like you would a bluberry or goes great in a salad with greens and goat cheese. Also pairs well with seafood.


5 ways to eat ground cherries

Ground cherry (cape gooseberry)

Ground cherry jam

Ground cherry torte