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Growing Tomatillo

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Tomatillo in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 21°C and 27°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 70 cm apart
  • Harvest in 10-14 weeks. Husk splits when fruit is ripe..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Will happily grow in a flower border

Your comments and tips

30 Sep 17, Paul (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Western Victoria, and would like to try some Tomatillo. Can you advise where to buy seed or seedlings in Hamilton or Mt Gambier (nearest main centres). I do grow Cape Gooseberries which grow extremely well here, despite frosts in winter months but have never tried ixocarpa.
02 Oct 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try "Australian Seeds" website. 30 seeds $3.60 + postage. Or look for Cape Gooseberries - very similar. Look around the internet to find sellers and best price.
30 Sep 17, Lawry (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I get my seeds fro fairdinkum seeds. They are a farth north qld family who sell all sorts of fascinating seeds by mail order. or on Facebook.
09 Sep 17, Mara (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I live in Adelaide. Appart from Bunnings do you know any other contact where I could get seeds or plant to start growing it myself? I'm mexican and tomatillo is like the 'heart' of mexican dishes so can't wait to grow it! :)
23 Sep 17, Suzy (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Mara. I grew a bumper crop of tomatillo last summer and saved thousands of seeds. I'm happy to share or swap. This month I've put in a tomatillo hedge of 11 plants; I'm hoping people will pass by, curious, pick a few and start conversations.
20 Sep 17, jack niemann (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
online greenpatch seeds
11 Sep 17, Bru (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Mara. You could try Hillside Herbs at Mclaren Vale. I get most of my herbs/veg from these guys. Always healthy plants and good knowledgeable service. If they don't have any, they may at least know where to get some.
11 Sep 17, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
You can try some of the nurseries around Adelaide; Garden Grove or Virginia Nursery could have them. Otherwise, the Seed Collection lists tomatillo seeds online, but is currently out of stock.
11 Sep 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Internet - Boondie Seeds - type in Tomatillo in the search box in top right hand corner.
03 Sep 17, Kate Frawley (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I just bought one tomatillo plant as part of a mixed punnet from Bunnings. Dies this mean I wont get fruit as I read they are not self pollinators
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I just bought one tomatillo plant as part of a mixed punnet from Bunnings. Dies this mean I wont get fruit as I read they are not self pollinators

- Kate Frawley

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