Vegetable Garden- How to Grow Tomatillos from seed
Days to Maturity: 90 - 100 days
Tomatillo are also known as Toma Verde or Ground Cherries. It is a member of the nightshade family, related to tomatoes. It is grown like a tomato, and the plant and leaves are similar to the tomato plant. However, that is where the similarity ends.
Tomatillos can be used in a wide variety of Mexican dishes, and their unique flavor makes an indescribably tasty “Salsa Verde”, which some say is superior to red salsa. The ‘Toma Verde’ is a large-fruited variety that has been adapted to grow successfully in a wide variety of climates.
Related to tomatoes, tomatillos prefer similar growing conditions, but they will handle a lot more heat and drought. The 3’-6’ tall, indeterminate plants grow quickly and produce well in both southern and northern climates. Fruits grow inside a paper shell and keep producing until the first fall frost.