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World Kitchen - The Americas - Tomatillo Toma Verde
Physalis philadelphica - Tomatillo Toma Verde
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Originating in Mexico, tomatillos are hardy and adapt well to a variety of climates. They're a key ingredient in salsas and various other Central American dishes. Their bright green fruits with a sweet tangy flavour grow inside a curious papery husk that changes from green to brown as it ripens then splits. The husk is removed before eating the fruit. Perfect for stews and sauces.

Contains average 100 seeds.

Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

In pots or trays of seed-raising mix in a sunny, but sheltered position. Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear within 7 to 21 days. Transfer to final growing position when sturdy enough, spacing plants 50cm (20in) apart. Grow two or more plants to ensure pollination. Harvest 12 to 14 weeks from sowing when husks turn brown.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.