Late August- September
Hold tomatillos and husk cherries at room temperatures with the husks on. Tomatillos will keep this way for 2 weeks or more. Husk cherries can last for up to 3 months, and actually get sweeter the longer they are stored after harvest.
Tomatillos and husk cherries both belong to the nightshade family, and although they look very similar, they taste very different. Both fruits grow like paper lanterns, enclosed in an inedible husk. Tomatillos are medium sized with a tart green fruit, while ground cherries have a small sweet orange fruit.
Root 5 Farm Salsa Verde
Tomatillo Soup with Avocado and Lime
Green Chili Enchiladas
Tomatillo Chicken Stew
Husk Cherry Salsa
Ground Cherry Clafoutis (dessert)
Ground Cherry Preserves
Baked Italian Sausage and Potatoes with Husk Cherries