Ground Cherry (Kapsultomättes)

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Ground Cherry (Kapsultomättes)

Kapsultomättes ("capsule tomato") is a native American variety which volunteers in gardens with such ease that it can quickly become a weed. Amana folks grew it for use in pies and in Kapsulgelèe, a delicious jam which incorporates fresh lemon peel.

A member of the nightshade family, ground cherry culture is similar to that of tomatoes, except that plants grow fairly close to the ground and don't need staking or caging. Fruit and seed are harvested when the husk ("capsule") turns brown and drops to the ground. It is not particularly palatable when eaten raw.


Contact Info

Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens
306 Hwy. 220 Trail
PO Box 107
South Amana, IA 52334
P:319-622-3800
rettigs@southslope.net
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