The sweet and delicious fruit can be eaten fresh, in jams, soups and pies. Like Chinese lanterns, it is encased in a papery husk. Amish heirloom.
The ground cherry, also called physalis or cape gooseberry) is a unique fruit. With its papery husk, it looks like a small, orange tomatillo, but its flavor is uniquely sweet: to our palate, a mixture of pineapple, strawberry and green grapes — sweet, tart and tropical.