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Tomatillo Plants

Tomatillo Plants

Physalis philadelphica

Origin: Mexico. Tastes like: Tomato and lime. Perfect in salsas, sauces and guacamoles. Very similar to its relative, the tomato, but even easier to grow.

 

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Delivery: Despatch from May 2018
Code: 239220
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Up to 10 kilos of fruit per plant!

Origin: Mexico. Tastes like: Tomato and lime. Perfect in salsas, sauces and guacamoles. Very similar to its relative, the tomato, but even easier to grow.

 

Plant outdoors in late May. No need to stake. Harvest fruit at any size larger than a walnut whilst still green.

Colour:Green

Hardiness:0 degrees

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Plug

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Height:101-150cm

Edible Flower:False

Spread:51-60cm

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Partial or Full Shade:True

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

This annual plant originating from Mexico can be successfully grown in a sheltered, sunny position outdoors but will benefit from growing in a greenhouse to aid fruit ripening especially in cooler summers. Once the seedlings are large enough to handle transfer them into 7.5-9cm (3-3½") pots using a mutipurpose compost. Do not allow the compost or soil to dry out and apply a liquid tomato fertiliser weekly once the first fruit has formed. Plants can be planted outdoors in late May once the danger of frost has passed, spacing the plants 60cm (24") apart. In the greenhouse grow in the border soil or pot as neccessary until a final pot size of 25-30cm (10-12") is reached. The plants will grow to a height of approximately 1.5m (5') in height and therefore will require wire or cane supports. Tie in the lax growth to the support as required and if necessarry stop any side shoots to keep the plants within their alloted area. Pick the fruit when the husk starts to peel away from the green fruit, discarding the husks. Wash the fruits under warm water to remove the bitter, waxy coating prior to eating or cooking.

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