Ground Cherry, a.k.a. Husk Tomato, is an orange fruit similar in size and shape to a cherry tomato which grows wild on a low bushy plant. It is close kin to the tomatillo, with the fruit being covered in papery husk. Flavor is a pleasant, unique tomato /pineapple like blend. The ground cherry is very similar to the cape gooseberry, both having similar, but unique flavors. Uses are similar to common tomato. Can be eaten raw, used in salads, desserts, as a flavoring, and in jams and jellies. Fruits are excellent when dipped in chocolate, and can be dried and eaten. Cooking time approximate. From the Mississippi Valley chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.