Toma Verde Tomatillo
Toma Verde Tomatillo bears full, round, green fruit caped in papery green husks. Hailing from Mexico, Toma Verde thrives in heat and high temperatures and grows as easily as peppers or tomatoes. Has prolific yields of smooth green fruit with great tart, bright, almost citrus-like flavor. Eat roasted, boiled, or pureed in salsa verdes, stews, and sauces.
Also Known As: Mexican Husk Tomato, Mexican Ground Cherry, Cape Gooseberry, Mayan Husk Tomato, Rendidora
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||Tomatatillo, Toma Verde
Physalis philadelphica or Physalis ixocarpa
|Days to Germinate:||7-14
|Days to Harvest:||60
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Planting:Try not to plant seeds until the soil warms in the spring and all danger of frost is past since tomatoes grow best in warm weather. Plant 3-4 seeds in 1/2 inch deep holes on raised beds about 6 inches tall. Space holes 2 feet apart within rows spaced 5 feet apart. When the plants reach 4-5 inches tall, thin them to 1 plant every 2 feet. Water the plants after planting.
|Planting Depth:||1/2 inch|
Care During the Season:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.4 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0.2 g||1%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0.2 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 1.4 mg||0%|
|Potassium 364 mg||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8 g||3%|
|Dietary fiber 2.6 g||10%|
|Sugar 5.2 g|
|Protein 1.3 g||
|Vitamin A||3%||Vitamin C||26%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||0%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.