Green Husk Tomatillo
Green Husk Tomatillo TL6-20
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Green Husk Tomatillo

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SKU TL6-50
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Country Of Origin: Mexico Mexico
Planting Instructions
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90 days. Physalis ixocarpa. Open Pollinated. The plant produces excellent yields of 2" long by 2" wide tomatillo. The fruit is wrapped with a green papery husk. The fruit is ripe when it burst through the husk. Mix with hot peppers to make Mexican green sauce. Also used to make salsa and other Mexican dishes. Wash thoroughly with mild soap to remove the sticky coating on the outside of the fruits. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. A variety from Mexico. Indeterminate.

Lot No: 0774-5386-OG

Germination: 96%

Test Date: 08/22

Seeds Per Pound: 300,000

Plant Height: 48” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Physalis ixocarpa

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 36"60 - 90 days
Tomatillo Seed Planting Information:

Tomatillo plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny location in the garden. Tomatillos grow very similar to tomatoes, but grow more quickly. The fruit grow inside husk. Relocate your plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatillos are between 65 F and 85 F. Plant your seeds indoors 3 to 6 weeks before setting outside. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To protect plant branches from breaking, use 4 to 5 ft tall cages. Plants can grow 2 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatillos cherries when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Unripe fruit have a sticky surface. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form.

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by on April 25, 2019

Very fast germination. I used a heating pad underneath and a 100 watt light bulb above. Used MiracleGrow Seed Starter in plastic starting cups, and watered with very warm water (about 130 degrees F). I had 1/2" sprouts in 3 days. But only had 2 out of 4 sprout so far.

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