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Toma Verde Tomatillo (Green Tomatillo)

Toma Verde Tomatillo (Green Tomatillo)

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Toma Verde Tomatillo
(Green Tomatillo)
(Physalis philadelphica formerly Physalis ixocarpa)

70 days — Very popular in Mexican salsas or picante dishes and even make an interesting addition to salads.  Tomatillos are typically fairly rare in the supermarkets that don't cater to Hispanic customers. Click here for a recipe for traditional salsa verde.

The two to three ounce fruit are harvested while they are still green and before turning yellow, but at the stage when they are just starting to soften. Remove the thin husk before using or consuming. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
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Planting Instructions:
Days to germination – 5 to 14 days
Days to harvest – 70 days

Sow seeds indoors (do not direct sow into the garden), using sterile seed starting mix, 6 to 8 weeks prior to your last expected frost date.

Plant ¼ inch deep, water lightly, but keep moist until emergence. Optimal soil temps for germination is between 75 to 90°F. After emergence water as needed.

Full light and cooler temps (60 to 70°F) will help to prevent the seedlings from becoming too leggy. If plants become root bound before you can safely set them into the ground, transplant into larger pots.

Harden off plants before planting outside. Young plants are very susceptible to frost and sunburn damage. Avoid too much nitrogen. Water evenly but not in excess.