Edible with beautiful flowers
Bushy plants about 1m tall. It produces cherry-sized fruit clusters, which are sweet and tart, with a taste said to be close to lychee. They are eaten cooked or in jam. Plant native to South America, very thorny cousin of tomato.
Scientific Name: Solanum Sisymbriifolium.
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C
Germination time in days: 7 -10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 75 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well drained and rich.
Sowing and cultivation: Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before your last frost. Place your seeds on top of the soil and then cover lightly with a thin layer of soil, about 6 mm deep. Pat soil gently. Water after planting seeds. Keep soil moist. Please note that ground cherries have a low germination rate so it is advised to sow more than you need. They also do not like overwatering. When the plants are established, thin them and give them about 2 square feet to spread. If you choose to direct sow, plant seeds after your last frost. Space the plants 90 cm apart in rows 90 to 120 cm feet apart