Vegetables Tomatillos

Super Verde
(F1) Tomatillo Seed

Product ID: 4593

Extra-large green tomatillo.

This productive hybrid makes a good impression at market with big, attractive, flat-round fruits. Plants produce heavy, early yields. A great choice for salsa verde, as the larger fruits are easier to process. Fruits avg. 3–6 oz. Avg. 280,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 40 seeds.


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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Physalis philadelphica
CULTURE: Same as tomatoes, but once established, more tolerant to stress from drought, heat, cold, and low nutrients. Well adapted to growing in most regions in the U.S. Typically germinates within 7–10 days.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow in 50-cell trays 4–5 weeks before transplanting. Can also sow tightly in flats and pot-up (see Tomato culture). Keep moist until emergence. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost, about 1–2 weeks later than your earliest tomatoes. Plant tomatillos deeply for adventitious rooting, spaced at 24–36" apart, depending on amount of plant training. At least two tomatillo plants required for successful pollination and fruit-set.
CROP MAINTENANCE: Black plastic mulch and row covers will accelerate growth in cooler regions. Short, yet sprawling plants can grow wild but do benefit from some support, similar to determinate tomatoes. Tomatillos can thrive in containers, but a trellis that elevates the plants but still allows plants to remain open will increase harvest efficiency.
DISEASE & PESTS: See Tomatoes.
HARVEST: Pick weekly (with husks attached) into containers or 10-lb flats. Harvest when fruit is still firm, bright green, and filling the papery husk. Best marketed with husks attached but split open enough to reveal the sticky fruit. If needed, cool rapidly to preserve husk quality. Once softening and yellowing, the fruit is overmature and highly prone to splitting.
STORAGE: Sensitive to cold injury and ethylene gas (affects fruit color). Store dry and in husks at room temperature for 1–2 weeks, or at 41–50°F and 80–90% RH for 3–4 weeks. Husks will naturally dry within 2 weeks, but high humidity is recommended for best freshness. Tomatillos can be held even longer in the refrigerator, either in a paper bag with husks attached, or peeled and washed and put into a plastic bag. Tomatillos can also be frozen for later processing.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplant.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 18,300.
PACKET: 40 seeds. 30–90' depending on germination, thinning, and final spacing.

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Quick Facts


Latin Name

Physalis philadelphica

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

60 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Hybrid (F1)