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Tomatillo var. Toma Verde

Tomatillos, also known as 'Mexican green tomatoes', are an essential ingredient in Mexican cooking.
Tomatillo var. Toma VerdeTomatillo var. Toma Verde

Price: £1.50

Physalis ixocarpa

Toma Verde produces round fruit, about 30mm in diameter, enclosed in a thin papery husk. The fruit are harvested when they are still green and unripe – just as they begin to break out of the husks.

The plants are large, sprawling shrubs that need to be spaced at least 60cm apart. They are frost sensitive, and should be handled in the same way as determinate tomatoes. They can be grown inside a tunnel or greenhouse, but in southern Britain also do very well outdoors.  Flowers from the same plant cannot pollinate themselves, so grow at least two plants side by side to produce a crop.

Also known as 'Mexican green tomatoes', tomatillos are an essential ingredient in Mexican cooking. They are related to the Chinese lantern and cape gooseberry. For more informationa about tomatillos and how to grow them click here.

Warning: Unpicked ripe fruit will fall and leave seed in the ground. These will produce volunteer plants the following year.

Approx. number of seeds per pack: 100