Verde - Tomatillo

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Verde Tomatillo is tart when young, but gets sweeter as it ripens. Perfect for Salsa Verde or an addition to any mexican dish. Early maturing, large, flat-round green fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from a yellow green to medium green. 

Start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly transplants. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A few weeks before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Transplant about 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Tomatillo's are ready to harvest when the husk turns from green to tan. Plants will spread out over a large area but can be caged or trellised when space is limited.

Scientific Name: Physalis ixocarpa
Days to Maturity: 70-90 from transplants
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 24-36"
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 8'
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No