Toma Verde Tomatillo Seeds

Heirloom

#0088
This packet yields approximately 120 plants when started indoors.
Availability: In Stock
Tomatillos are essential to a wide variety of Mexican foods. 'Toma Verde' is a prolific, large-fruited, 3'–6' tall variety with early yields, adapted to grow successfully in both southern and northern climates. These papery-husked wonders are related to tomatoes, but thrive in heat and cool, dry conditions. Grow two or more plants to ensure pollination as tomatillos are not self-pollinating.
$1.99 250 mg

Botanical Name: Physalis philadelphica

Days to Maturity: 65 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 3'–6' tall; sprawling if not staked

Variety Information: 1"–2" lime-green fruit inside a thin, papery shell. 'Toma Verde' is adapted to grow in a wider range of climates than most tomatillos.

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 24"–36"

Row Spacing: 36"–48"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

Harvesting: Fruits should be harvested when they are green, almost fill the husk, and the husk has changed from green to tan. Fruit at the bottom of the plant ripens first. If left on the vine too long, and allowed to turn yellow or purple, they lose their bright flavor and become seedy.

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