Physalis Angulata (Indigenous Ground Cherry)
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What used to commonly sprawl underneath the corn leaves in my ancestors fields is now much less easy to find growing here in its native land. With a habit and appearance much like the eurasian sweet Ground Cherries, Native Ground Cherries are very savory like tomatillos and are good in many of the same dishes. The strong umami flavor is good to add to asian cooking and to meat, or boiled with beans. They are very resistant to most hardships and tend to provide most of their fruit at once with a sputtering of production until the frost after that. The emerald green berries are covered by husks that will turn dry like paper as they become ready to slip from the branches when they are ready to harvest. Any sunlight that pierces through the husk to the fruit inside causes a frosting of dark anthocyanin purple which is both beautiful and healthy, considering anthocyanin can help prevent several types of cancers. At least 30 seeds per packet.