Green Husk Tomatillo
(aka Mexican Husk Tomato) Prolific bushy plants are 3-4' across and almost as tall. Green 2" fruits are ripe when they burst through husks. Blended with hot peppers to make traditional Mexican green sauce.
- 70-80 days from transplant
- Green fruits grow to 2 inches
- Plants grow to 3-4 feet
- Fruits are ripe when they burst through the husks
- Very productive
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Make sure to remove the papery husk on these fruits before storing them in the refrigerator.
Tomatillos are a key ingredient in green sauces and salsa verde. They can be chopped fresh and tossed in salads or thinly sliced and added to sandwiches. Adding them to salsas and other sauces that require cooking will enhance the flavor of the fruit.
Instructions - Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self- supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
A great purchase!
These sprawled and produced very well, even in zone 7. Good size and flavor. Will repurchase.
Prolific, rigorous plants which yield beautiful and sweet tomatillos.
Wow-what a strong and rigorous tomatillo varietal. Germinates even faster than tomatoes, grows like wildfire and becomes almost like a branched annual shrub, even in containers. These plants readily root from accidentally broken stems and I harvested dozens of tomatillos. A few plants go a long way-once this plant starts producing, it continues right until frost. Here's a tip-this plant is a heavy feeder, so if you give a dilute feed every other week (same method as you would for tomatoes), the tomatillo fruits will be small and incredibly sweet. I'd bring down tomatillos from the garden, husked them and ate them fresh.
Note: does not self pollinate like tomatoes.
Robust, healthy plant. Only had one seed, didn't think it was a problem as I don't eat them a lot. Turns out they are not self pollinating, which I should have looked up, but also thought that info would be somewhere on the packet or website. Still a good variety, you just need more than one plant.