When I was a kid, we called them ground cherries

My paternal grandmother had them in her garden. (A kumquat grows on a tree.) Happy birthday, Richard Armitage!

 

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~ by Servetus on August 22, 2017.

11 Responses to “When I was a kid, we called them ground cherries”

  1. I have to admit I don’t understand his comment. Can some one explain?

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    • I am assuming he’s having this

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis

      for breakfast. They’re common in Germany on the breakfast table or as a snack. They’re shaped like a cherry tomato, usually yellow or orange colored, and a bit smaller and then they have a paper husk around them that you have to peel off. They taste a little sweeter than a gooseberry, or like a cross between a tomato and something a bit sourer. He’s putting the husks on his face and I assume making a joke about not being able to hear what people are saying.

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  2. yeah, I do know what they are. surprise, surprise.

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  3. We can buy them in our local supermarkets and I’ve seen them used to decorate cakes and desserts..

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