Tomatillo - Key Growing Information

A pair of tomatillo fruits emerging from their husks on the vine, supported by string trellising.


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Physalis philadelphica
CULTURE: Sow 4–6 seeds/in. 4–5 weeks before transplanting out (1–2 weeks later than tomatoes). Transplant after danger of frost and grow without support. Plants grow big, and if unpruned, should be spaced 2–3' apart. Note: For successful pollination and fruit set, at least two individual tomatillo plants must be present. Tomatillos ripen fruit early, and are adapted North and South. Harvest when the fruit is plump and papery husk splits. Fruits store 2–4 weeks at 45°F (7°C).
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 18,300.
PACKET: 40 seeds.