Tomatillo Seed,Tomato Verde, Physalis ixocarpa,Open Pollinated,Asian Vegetable
Tomatillo, Green Organic
Citrusy and organic tomatillo.
Early, green tomatillo.
Easy to grow and very prolific, producing 2-3" round fruits, ripening to yellow-green. Tomatillos, a staple in Mexican dishes, are used for fresh or cooked green sauces. Unlike tomatoes, the tomatillo fruit is covered by a papery, lantern-like husk that splits open at harvest time. Fruits have a citrusy, tart and tangy lemon flavor when picked firm, bright green and big enough to fill the husk. After husks are removed, ripe fruits keep well for up to2 weeks when stored cool. Plants grow vigorously to 3-4 ft. tall and wide. Certified Organic Seed.
Tomatillos are the odd-looking distant cousins of the beloved tomato. Native to central America, they can be found growing wild in fields of corn and beans, and they are gathered to be eaten or sold in local markets. As with any abundant produce, the local cuisine has come to rely on its distinctive qualities. To prepare many Mexican food favorites, you need to be growing tomatillos in your garden.
The name and the requirements for growing tomatoes and tomatillos are similar, but the comparison really stops there. The appearance of a tomatillo (pronounced to-ma-TEE-yo) with its papery husk is quite different. In fact, it is also known as a husk tomato, due to the dry cover that surrounds the fruit.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest individual fruits when the husk begins to split or the fruit fills out the husk.
Did You Know? Grow tomatillos like you would tomatoes, though they do not require staking and are more resistant to pests and diseases. They are the main ingredient in salsa verde and other Mexican dishes.
Sow 4-6 seeds/in. 4-5 weeks before transplanting out (1-2 weeks later than tomatoes). Transplant after danger of frost and grow without support. Plants grow big, and if unpruned, should be spaced 2-3' apart. Tomatillos ripen fruit early, and are adapted North and South. Harvest when the fruit is plump and papery husk splits. Fruits store 2-4 weeks at 45°F (7°C).
SEED SPECS:SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 18,300.