Tomatillo growing herbaceous of the genus Physalis also known as Mexican husk tomato, Tomatillos or Physalis philadelphica, Tomatillo perennial evergreen or annual plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+(as perennial) 4-9 (as annual).
Leaves color green with velvety texture, leaf in oval shape.
Flower color yellow, purple, white or green and in order to pollinate need more than one cultivar better not relative or too much genetic connection.
Fruit edible, fruits cover with capsule in green to brown taste reminiscent of sweet tomato or regular tomato but not exactly depends the cultivars and ready to pick when the capsule start to become brown
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Requirements for Tomatillo growing and care:
More than one plant, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
0.3-1.4 m, 12-56 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring to summer as annual, all year as perennial
General information about the flower:
yellow, purple, white or green in round shape with merge petals
Pollination is done by:
Bees and need more than one plant in order to have fruits
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Tomatillo fruit?
Eat raw, salad, sauce, paste, cooked, baked, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
Just to harvest
How long does it take to bear fruit?
6-10 weeks from seeds