Tomatillo, Mexican Strain

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Quick facts

  • Excellent, complex flavor
  • Fruits yellow when ripe
  • Great for container gardens
  • Mexican heirloom tomatillo

Physalis ixocarpa

65 days.  Larger tomatillo, with each averaging 2” across. More complex and deeper flavor than other tomatillos, thus its name. High yielding and perfect for salsa verde. Suitable for container gardens. Fruits ripen to greenish yellow.  

Tomatillos are loaded with phytochemicals and flavonoids.  Looking for unique uses other than salsa verde- they add a nice savory flavor to spaghetti sauces or roast them whole!  Or, dry them like sundried tomatoes or raisins.  

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


2-4 w.

6-14 d.





Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before average last frost date. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 18-24" apart in full sun, plants transplant better when small, 10-12". Tomatillos are ripe when the husk fully turns brown, or they fall off the plant.  Plant more than one, as they benefit from cross pollination.  

Seed specs:  Packet size- 50 min.