Ground Cherries

by Patrick on August 11, 2011

in "Science",Everything,Food

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Found this weird fruit at the Fair Food Stand at Reading Terminal Market. The fella at the register said these were related somehow to the tomatillo, the tell tale marker being the loose paper hull (not sure if I captured it exactly right) surrounding each berry. He claimed they were “tart with a strange pineapple like sweetness”. That’s pretty spot on.
Strange, It just occurred to me that “bottom” implies that the cherry sits on that part, but there is clearly a stem and it probably dangles from that, so it should read “top”. Since I have never seen the plant from which it comes just assume “bottom” is wrong, or at least not exactly correct.

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