Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Seeds


This packet yields approximately 80 plants when started indoors.
5 out of 5 stars
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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.
$1.99 150 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

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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

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