Husk Cherries

“Husk cherries, also commonly referred to as ground cherries or husk tomatoes, are small pale orange fruits wrapped in a crinkly, paper-like husk. They look a little bit like small tomatillos. Their flavor is mild, yet quite sweet and very unique. I’ve heard them compared to a cross between a tomato and a pineapple. They’re also quite similar to the cape gooseberry.”  Kelli Foster KITCHN


(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

July, August, September, October

Benefits of Husk Cherries:     uchuva

  • improves vision
  • aids in weight loss
  • lowers cholesterol
  • regulates blood sugar
  • protects against colds & flus
  • relieves sore throat
  • lowers blood pressure

…..for more information visit:  Healthier Steps

Storage Tips

to freeze, visit:  The Dig In

Culinary Tips

The simplest way to use the cherry is to gently hold it between your index finger and thumb, near the stem-end. Applying pressure will help the fruit to pop out of its protective papery husk.

  • enjoyed raw
  • straight off the vine
  • dried & eaten like raisins
  • cooked into pies, jams, chutneys & sauces

Recipe Links

Husk Cherry & Cherry Tomato Salsa

Grilled Corn, Basil & Husk Cherry Salad

Husk Cherry Chutney