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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 70°F and 81°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 28 inches 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

17 Apr 17, Judy Badenhorst (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Are Tomatillo plants perennial like the Cape Gooseberry? do they need cutting back? Many thanks Judy I have grown many tree tomatoes from seed having chosen the really rip fruit with dark red brown seeds.
21 Nov 16, Luis Da Graca (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Good Day I am from cape town and would like to know if there are any one here or in the rest south africa that will supply me with Tomatillo's. not seeds. the full grown tomatillos thanking you luis
01 Nov 16, Donald Ellison (Australia - temperate climate)
Where to by tomarilla seed or plants
27 Nov 16, James (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Bunnings sell the toma verde variety in Johnsons seed packets.
30 Oct 16, Donald Ellison (Australia - temperate climate)
Where to by tomarilla seed or plants
18 Nov 16, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Google Eden Seeds or Green Harvest. I believe they both have them.
23 Oct 16, ashley (Australia - temperate climate)
Just wondering how to prune a tomatillo? Is it the same as pruning a tomato or egg plant?
21 Jan 17, Val (Australia - temperate climate)
No need to prune tomatillo plants.
02 Jul 16, Patricia Dunsky (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Where can I buy tomatillos in New England area?
30 Apr 16, David Bruce Claydon (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi there, I live in the Upper Hunter Valley in New South Wales where temperatures can go between -2 & 40+ in summer. Would tomatillo grow in this climate & if so, which month would be best to plant.
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