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Tomatillo Verde

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tomatillo verde

Tomatillo Verde

 Approximate Seed Quantity: 10

Now for something a little different. Hailing from Mexico this great little fruit is grown much like a tomato and has an indeterminate branching habit. Makes a great salsa and is used in many Mexican recipes. The fruit are the size of a large cherry tomato with a paper like husk covering them. When ripe the husk turns brown and breaks down. Annual. Download sowing guide


  • Sow January to May
  • Seed spacing: 2cm in trays or 2 to a cell in modules
  • Lightly cover with fine compost and gently water
  • Cover to retain humidity and remove cover once seedlings emerge
  • Temperature requirement: 18°C plus
  • When large enough to handle transplant to 7cm pots and if growing outside gradually harden off and transplant when all danger of frost has passed.
  • Plant deep up the stem which will then produce more roots to feed the plant
  • Days to maturity: 60-80 days
  • Harvest regularly to encourage more fruit all the way through to first frost
  • Light: Full sun
  • Can be left to sprawl or trained to climb which makes harvesting easier
  • At least two to four plants approximately 60cm apart are required to ensure fruit
  • Must be kept evenly damp to prevent blossom end rot
  • Keep weed free
  • Once fruiting feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer