Tomatillo
Tomatillos are tart green fruits wrapped in a papery husk.

Tomatillo

  • 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..

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Tomatillo is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As easy to grow as it gets Buy them, plant them, and pick the fruit. Super prolific and zero effort. Support them good though, the winds can wreck havoc on the branches when full of fruit. I had four vines and could not keep up with the production.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need 2 plants: As mentioned above, you need 2 plants apparently. Being the first year we planted these we only planted one as it was never mentioned that we needed 2 plants. Even on this page it doesn't mention this. The plant is growing great but I cannot find a companion plant now as it is the beginning of July.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need 2 plants to get fruit: I learned the hard way last year that I need at least 2 plants in order to get fruit . By the time I found that out , it was too late in the season and all stores were out of tomatillo plants.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them: I grew them couple years ago and had huge yield of this babies, made the very best salsa verde with them, froze a ton also. The only bad thing in last year I could not found them anywhere I went to 8 dif. stores in the area that carry your products no luck I am really hopping I'll find them this season. BTW humming birds love the blossoms, BONUS!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are THE EASIEST plants I have ever grown! Stick them in the ground in the sun, and call it a day. I never fertilized them and barely watered them. They produced a ton of lanterns, and then nothing happened for a long time. And then boom, I was bringing in half a dozen, or more, tomatillos every day from my four plants. (Yes, you need more than one plant. You always do unless it is a plant you eat directly, i.e. lettuces.) I have stalked Home Depot weekly for several springs waiting for these to become available! I will be growing them again this year, but probably just two because four made far more than I could use.
Date published: 2015-04-16
by from I was initially disappointed with my purchase, but was truly impressed with the yield and taste, they made great green salsas, and green chilli sauce for enchiladas, they began to grow rapidly with no fruit then the fruit exploded onto the scene and everything was peachy creamy.
Date published: 2014-12-20
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