Tomatillo produce a fruit which looks much like a green tomato with a husk grown on an 8 foot vine. These 2 ounce, tart fruits can be eaten raw or cooked. Tomatillo is a popular ingredient in many Spanish dishes.
How to Grow Tomatillo Verde
- Latin Name: Physalis philadelphica
- Days to Maturity: 85-100
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Depth: ¼"
- Plant Space: 2'
- Row Spacing: 3'
- Pests/disease: Nematode, tobacco budworm, and white flies/ black spot and to- bacco mosaic virus
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 18,300 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 73,200 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 292,800 Seeds
For a successful yield you must plant a minimum of 2 Tomatillo plants. The plants grow to be quite large so the spacing between plants is important. The plant may benefit from a cage as it grows into a bush like shape once it begins producing fruit. Harvest when the fruit is plump and the papery husk has begun to split.