Pineapple Tomatillo Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 100 plants when started indoors.
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This mildly sweet tomatillo, also known as ground cherry, is a joy to experiment with in Latin cuisine. Add it to your favorite sauce and try in dishes that include mango, pineapple, or avocado. Tomatillos prefer growing conditions similar to tomatoes (because they are related) but will handle a lot more heat. Grows quickly and produces in both southern and northern climates. Grow two or more plants to ensure pollination as tomatillos are not self-pollinating. Recipe for pineapple salsa inside packet.
$2.29 250 mg
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Botanical Name: Physalis pruinosa

Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Mexico and Central America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall; sprawling if not staked

Variety Information: ½" yellow fruit inside a thin, papery shell

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"

Harvesting: Fruit is at its sweetest when it falls to the ground (hence the name, ground cherry) and has turned from light yellow to golden yellow. If the color of the fallen fruit is still light yellow, bring them indoors to ripen in their husks at room temperature.

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Pineapple Tomatillo Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
So fruity and flavorful
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I accidentally tore a hole in the seed packet, and had "volunteer" pineapple tomatillos growing throughout the garden. It's such a pleasant surprise! The flavor is incredible, the plants fruit abundantly, and they'll keep for a month in their husks.
marisa dipaola

Vigorous Growers
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These tomatillos grow vigorously and fruit abundantly. I allowed them to sprawl, and they certainly grew and fruited non-stop up until a good frost set in. A couple disappointments for me were the small fruit size and the taste. Obviously, taste is subjective, you may really enjoy the fruity buttery flavor, but they were just too different from traditional tomatillos for me and my family. The small size of the fruit means a lot of harvesting and husking to get a decent amount of salsa. However, this plant was a fun experiment and worth the try. They do grow quite well with minimal care required.
Laura Davis

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