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  • Just for fun – Chocolate-covered Ground Cherries

    Posted by Mary-Elizabeth on September 24, 2021 at 2:43 pm


    I’m taking up Kelly’s challenge to teach something in 10 minutes or less. Coming in at just under 6 minutes, here is my demonstration of making chocolate-covered ground cherries. I also shared a few tips about growing and harvesting.

    You will have to forgive my less-than-professional set-up here. I’m taking imperfect action AND am just getting started with taking IPhone videos of myself making something.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Kim replied 1 year, 8 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Melissa

    September 24, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I was just talking about ground cherries with my sister today since someone said these were popular with Ohio folks. We grew up in Ohio and neither one of us has ever tasted one!! LOL.

    This looks like fun with chocolate dipping. I may have to get myself some plants for my deck garden for next year! Thanks for the great video.

  • Lisa

    September 25, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    That was terrific Mary Elizabeth!

    When I heard chocolate covered “ground cherries” I was expecting a video about using ground up cherries… as in smashed up cherries lol…. I had no idea this variety of a cherry existed.

    Totally looking into these and how to grow them… (after the challenge though… don’t need a new thing to distract me at the moment… something new to learn or discover is definitely my kryptonite sometimes 😬)

    Do the plants take off fairly quickly, or have you had to grow trees over many years to get a good harvest?

  • Kelly

    September 25, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    I feel like I could be pulling up a chair in your kitchen, sipping coffee and helping you do this :) Thank you for sharing!

  • Mary-Elizabeth

    September 25, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    @sagefortheages Thanks Melissa – I never heard of ground cherries until last year and this as the first time that I tried growing them but it won’t be the last for sure. And the chocolate dipped ones were a big hit!

  • Mary-Elizabeth

    September 25, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    @lisaann Thanks, Lisa Ann

    Ground cherries were not hard to grow at all. Last season was the first time that I heard of them and this is the first year I tried them. I started the seedlings at the same time as tomatoes – about 6 weeks before the last frost. I highly recommend giving it a try.

  • Mary-Elizabeth

    September 25, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    @kelly Thanks Kelly. Pop by any time. :)

  • Kim

    September 25, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the education @meotoole – This was my first time hearing about ground cherries. They look delicious and I want some now. Because I have no ground cherries, I’m going to grab me a handful of grapes.