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Tomatillos

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant tomatillos.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Tomatillos 3a March 15-April 1 Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 3b March 15-April 1 Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 4a March 15-April 1 Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 4b March 15-April 1 Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 5a Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 5b Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 6a Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 6b Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 7a Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 7b Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 8a Jan. 15-Feb. 1 Not recommended On/around March 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 8b Jan. 15-Feb. 1 Not recommended On/around March 15 (after last frost) 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 9a 6-8 weeks before planting outside Not recommended Nov. 15-March 15 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 9b 6-8 weeks before planting outside Not recommended Nov. 15-March 15 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 10a Oct.15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 Not recommended Oct.15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 10b Oct.15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 Not recommended Oct.15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 11a Oct.15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 Not recommended Oct.15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 3 feet 1-2
Tomatillos 11b Oct. 15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 Not recommended Oct. 15-March 15; Nov. 1-May 30 3 feet 1-2

* Tomatillos need warm weather and have a long growing season. As such, starting from seed is not recommended.