Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Seeds


This packet yields approximately 80 plants when started indoors.
4 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Tomatillos are essential to a wide variety of Mexican foods. 'Grande Rio Verde' yields ripe fruit nearly all at once on compact plants (about 24" tall), thus lending themselves to smaller spaces or containers. A shorter harvest window is ideal for canning or freezing your favorite tomatillo-based sauces, or you can simply freeze tomatillos for use later. Tomatillos thrive in growing conditions similar to tomatoes (because they are related) but will handle a lot more heat. Grow two or more plants to ensure good pollination.
$2.49 150 mg (~360 seeds)

Botanical Name: Physalis philadelphica

Days to Maturity: 85 Days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 24" tall and about as wide

Variety Information: 3 ounce, green fruit inside a thin, papery husk

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 80° – 85°F.

Days to Emerge: 10 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

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Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Healthy seedlings

5 out of 5 stars Jan 26, 2021
I planted a few seeds in a module tray in my greenhouse, and they were the first seeds of the season to sprout! I didn't have very good success with tomatillos last season, so I sowed a few more seeds in each module for good measure. But all of them germinated, and they look very healthy! Excited to see how they grow.
anonymous from AL

Grande Rio Verde Tomatillos

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
Made the mistake of planting 6 seeds. Got 6 huge plants that took over my tiny, tiny garden. Literally hundreds of tomatillos! Tasty. Next time I will only plant 2. Luckily lots of neighbors here wanted some.
Cheryl from NM

Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Seeds

1 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
The seeds inside the Tomatillo seed packet were oddly NOT Tomatillo! All the seeds germinated but the actual tomatoes that grew were Artisian Stripes Pole tomatoes, and no, I did not mislabel the seeds!
Barbara from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Barbara, We are sorry this happened. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Great germination

5 out of 5 stars Nov 7, 2021
I planted a dozen and every one of them germinated. I had tomatillos coming out of my ears. LOL.
Amanda from ID

Big Tomatillos

5 out of 5 stars Nov 7, 2021
Brought 7 plants to maturity, all 6-7 ft tall. Huge harvest (canned, frozen, sauces), plants still flowering and with imm. fruits until hard freeze of late Oct. Will be part of our 2022 garden!
Tim from ME

Sweeter tomatillo

3 out of 5 stars Dec 7, 2021
These grew well in a pot and produced many fruit though on the small side. Fruit but turned yellow and sweet if left to ripen.
Nora from OH

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