ORGANIC Tomatillo seeds VERDE

ORGANIC Tomatillo seeds VERDE

ORGANIC Tomatillo seeds VERDE


 

Seeds per pack; Approx. 5

 

Sow; March - April

Harvest; Aug - Sept

 

The Tomatillo is like a tomato but in a papery lantern similar to that of a Cape Gooseberry and has a wonderful tangy, tart flavour. 

They are native to Mexico and a staple of Mexican cuisine where they are eaten raw or grilled and used to make salsas. 

They need a warm, sunny spot, best grown under cover.

Tomatillos  are extremely high-yielding but need at least 2 plants for effective pollination.

 

Tomatillo Verde is a green variety which ripens quicker and is therefore better suited to growing in the UK.

Sow seeds in a heated propagator or warm windowsill from March-April in a tray of compost at approximately 1cm deep.

Once the plants have grown their first true leaves they can be potted on into individual pots and placed in a warm, sunny location(preferably a south facing window or conservatory).

Plant out about 1m apart in a greenhouse/polytunnel or outside after the last frost and when the temperature has warmed a bit.

When your Tomatillos get to around 30cm tall they will begin to flop on their sides and the central stem will make contact with the soil to send out loads of lateral roots, followed by fruit-producing shoots that will produce at least 4 or 5 times more fruit on them.

They are ready to harvest when they start to split their lantern-like casings but are still green.

Keep plants well fed and watered.


 

OUR SEEDS ARE SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR UK CONDITIONS AND SOURCED FROM ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE, SOIL ASSOCIATED ORGANIC GROWERS.

 

ALL OUR PACKAGING IS RECYCLABLE, BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE.

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