Grown in Mexico and South America for centuries
Husk Tomato. Differs from tomatoes by having a brownish papery husk covering the fruit
An Integral element in many Latin American dishes
Easy to cultivate. Similar requirements as tomatoes.
Small green fruits are sweet and tasty
:0.5g approx. 150 Seeds
Tomatillos originated in Mexico and were cultivated in the pre-Columbian era. Tomatillos were domesticated in Mexico before the coming of Europeans, and played an important part in the culture of the Maya and the Aztecs, more important than the tomato. The specific name philadelphica dates from the 18th century. A staple of Mexican cuisine, they are eaten raw or cooked in a variety of dishes, particularly salsa verde. Tomatillo plants can reach heights of 1.5 meters although usually less. Due to its rapid and branching growth it is recommended to stake them. Staking also facilitates later harvesting and prevents the fruit from touching the ground, which reduces damage to fruit and husk. The tomatillo can be harvested at different stages of its development. For the famous salsa verde, it is harvested early, when the fruit is rather sour and has a light taste. For a sweeter taste, it can be picked later, when the fruit is seedier. In this stage, it could be suitable as a tomato substitute. Tomatillos can also be dried. The sweetness of the fruit is then further enhanced and is reminiscent of dried cranberries with a hint of tomato flavour CULTURE: Sow seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date – use a peat moss based growing mix for germination and growing seedLings. The temperature of the seeding mix should be 21-24 C (70 - 75 F) for prompt germination. When the seedlings are 4 cm (1.75") high, transplant each into individual peat pots – reducing temperature to 15–18 C (59 - 65 F) until planting in the garden late May. After hardening off, transplant into well-drained organic soil 60 cm (24") apart .
Tomatillo 'Toma Verde' (Physalis philadelphica) 0.5g approx 150 Seeds. 5g 25g quantity options (0.5g approx. 150 Seeds) - B078YY64XL