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Don’t let the name fool you—ground cherries have very little in common with those juicy red treats whose blossoms inspire festivals. In fact they’re part of the nightshade family and are related to tomatillos and Chinese lanterns. Like those plants, ground cherries (Physalis peruviana) grow in a protective paper husk.
These marble-sized, orangey fruits have a unique flavour, which is sometimes described as tasting similar to anything from pineapple or cherry to kiwi and tomato.