- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 2 inches
- Matures: 60 to 75 days
- Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
- Plant size: 3 to 4 feet tall
- Plant type: Indeterminate
Heirloom. Very easy to grow. This is not a tomato, but is a relative with a very tart, unique flavor that is the key ingredient in salsa verde. Tomatillo is a round, green fruit produced inside a papery husk, which also earns it the name husk tomato. The papery husk is removed before eating. The fruit is used while it is still a green color. If you open the husk and it has begun to turn yellow, it is actually past its prime. A popular Mexican and Southwestern ingredient for sauces and salads. You will need two or more tomatillo plants for the blooms to be pollinated and fruit to be produced..
Some Bonnie Plants® varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.