Heirloom Organic Green Tomatillo Seeds (20)
The tomatillo, also known as the Mexican husk tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos originated in Mexico and were cultivated in the pre-Columbian era
Quick Guide to Growing Tomatillos
Plant tomatillos in pairs during spring once all chances of frost have passed. Planting 2 or more at a time ensures the blooms will be pollinated.
When planting, bury 2/3 of the plant (as you would with a tomato plant), then set a stake or trellis for seedlings to climb. Space them 3 feet apart in a sunny location with fertile, well-drained soil.
Before planting, give your native soil a nutrient boost by mixing in several inches of aged compost or other rich organic matter.
Water tomatillos at the base and be sure they get 1 to 1.5 inches of water weekly.
Give your growing plants plenty of nutrients to thrive by fertilizing with a continuous-release plant food regularly.
Harvest tomatillos once they reach their ideal green color and have filled out the husk.