NEW! Tomatillo: Mexican Strain
Physalis ixocarpa (65 days) This early maturing variety produces heavy yields of large round fruits averaging 2" in diameter. It's the preferred variety for many Mexican dishes like Salsa Verde and Chili Verde. Tomatillos are fully ripe when husks dry and fruits fall from the plant turning a pale yellow color. Loaded with healthful flavonoids and phytonutrients with a zesty lemon flavor. Add to spaghetti sauce for a savory twist or roast them whole. Can also be sliced, sprinkled with salt, and dried for use in sauces, salads, and with fresh mozzarella cheese. Great for home gardens and market growers.
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Plant 1⁄4” deep into small containers full of potting soil. Germ: 1-2 weeks. Transplant into larger pots when first true leaves appear. Transplant outdoors in a sunny spot after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 70°F. Bushy growing habit; requires ample space to grow, so space your plants 24 to 48” apart.