300 Mexican Husk Tomato Seeds Tomatillo Grande Rio Verde Seeds for Planting Heirloom Non-GMO Seeds Physalis Philadelphica Physalis Ixocarpa Mexican Husk Tomato SeedsRegular price $14.99 Save $-14.99
- Perfect for market growers. || 70-90 days. Physalis ixocarpa. Plant produces heavy yields of 3 oz green tomatillos. Mexican husk tomato for salsa verde. Tomatillos are fully ripe when it falls from plant. Very popular in the Southwest United States for making salsas when combined with fresh, hot peppers. Great for home garden and market growers.
- Germination Info Tomatillo seeds are usually fairly easy to germinate, though germination time can be a bit longer than other vegetable seeds. 1) Prepare for planting. Tomatillo seeds should be sprouted in small containers, preferably 4" or smaller. In-ground germination is not recommended because conditions are not as easily controlled. Use a standard potting mix that is well drained. Make sure potting mix is damp prior to planting the seeds.
- Plant seeds 1/4" deep in the soil. Cover with soil and water carefully. Over watering can cause fungal growth which leads to seed rot. Excess water can also bury seeds deep in the soil where they will not be able break the surface. Water when the soil surface just begins to dry. Multiple seeds can be planted in a single starter container, but should be thinned once seedlings appear so only a single plant remains.
- Plant now or store for future growing seasons. Will remain viable for years if stored in a cool dry location.
The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica and Physalis ixocarpa), 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. A staple of Mexican cuisine, they are eaten raw and cooked in a variety of dishes, particularly salsa verde. Tomatillos are not green tomatoes. Even though the name in Spanish literally means “little tomatoes,” they are not baby tomatoes. They are fruit (not a vegetable) from Mexico. How to Grow Rio Grande Verde Tomatillos When to Plant Tomatillo Seeds. You can start tomatillo indoors or go straight to your garden bed. If starting indoors, plant 4-6 weeks before the last killing frost.