Average Packet Content 25 seeds
Developed by James Wong - Vigorous, high yielding plants. Perfect in salsas, sauces and guacamoles. Very similar to its relative, the tomato, but even easier to grow. Harvest fruit at any size larger than a walnut, whilst still green. Tastes like: tomato & lime. Latin Name: Physalis philadelphica.
Sealed inside their own little paper envelopes, these round, green tomato-like fruit were once actually more popular than tomatoes themselves amongst the Aztecs of their native Mexico. They are freshingly fruity and taste weirdly like a cross between a lime and beefsteak tomato.
Far easier to grow and immeasurably more productive than a lowly tomato, there is no excuse why every fajita fan shouldn’t make space for a couple of these too! Sow: March-April. Harvest: August-October.
Full growing instructions given on packet. Sow the seeds in shallow trays of compost in a propagator or on a sunny windowsill in March, potting them on into small pots when they get to about 5cm (2") high. Transfer them into their final growing positions outdoors in late May/June when frost danger has passed. These vigorous plants do best in full sun in a warm, sheltered position, set about 1m (40") apart to allow them space to branch out. You will probably only need 2 plants for the average family, as they are extremely high-yielding, however do not plant any less as tomatillo bushes need a friend nearby to ensure effective pollination. When your Tomatillos get to around 30cm (12") tall they will begin to flop on their sides, losing their neat upright shape. This is a natural phase of their development, in which the central stem flops down in contact with the soil and sends out loads of lateral roots, followed by heavy fruit-producing shoots. Your plants will produce at least 4 or 5 times more fruit on these lateral branches. If possible grow your plants in open ground rather than pots if you have that option, to allow them space to spread out over the ground. They respond well to a high potash feed, producing even higher yields of fruit. Tomatillos are ready to harvest at any stage between walnut and medium tomato size; when they start to split their lantern-like casings but are still green. Each plant is capable of producing up to an astonishing 10 kilos (22lbs) of fruit per plant before the first frosts!
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