As many of you know, I like putting things in my mouth, particularly things I've never put in my mouth before. Today I came across "groundcherries". Also known as "husk tomatoes" or "cape gooseberries", this small edible fruit can be consumed raw. If you marry a pineapple with a tomato, you'd come close to the sweet, earthy flavor of Physalis peruviana. Plus, you literally get to "pop" the cherry out of its papery husk before eating it. What's more to like than that?
A different kind of "strange fruit", also native to the Americas: