The ground cherry resembles the tomato in many respects, but bears its small, cherry-like fruit in a husk. The fruits are used for preserves and sauces. When once planted, the plants usually supply abundant seedlings for years after so that seed need not be bought more than once. The plant never becomes a pest, since it is easily destroyed. Cultivation is the same as for tomatoes, except that the seed is sown in the open ground about the latter part of April or early in May. About 30 to 36 inches is sufficient distance to leave between plants.
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