Organic Toma Verde Tomatillo

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60 days to harvest Indeterminate Physalis philadelphica

Organic Toma Verde Tomatillos are so abundant, so disease-resistant, so delicious! Every year we think we put enough salsa verde in the freezer to enjoy over the winter; every year we wish we wish we had more.

We’ve been saving our tomatillos for nearly a decade, selecting for early maturity as well as sheer abundance, never tiring of salsa verde in a thousand variations. There are so many ways to play with the flavors: Raw or roasted, coarsely chopped or pureed, with garlic and cumin, shallots and cilantro, grilled on kabobs or stuffed in roast chicken. Have fun, let us know what you discover and don’t forget to trellis early and often!

Size Price Quantity# Availability
20 Seeds $4.45 In stock
40 Seeds $7.55 In stock
80 Seeds $14.25 In stock

2 reviews for Organic Toma Verde Tomatillo

  1. Joan Murray (verified owner)

    I grew these tomatillos in 2021 – first time growing tomatillos! Used a grow light (low-tech – a long florescent bulb on a wood stand) and a heat mat, germinating them at about same time and temperature as my tomatoes. As I am not an expert gardener, to my great amazement they not only germinated but grew into plants! Ended up with four plants that kept me in tomatillos for the entire season; had to give a bunch away because the harvest was incredible and just kept coming. In heavier clay soil, the plants only got about 3 ft high but still produced like crazy. In less clay-based soil, plants got to about 6-7′ in height, needed to be staked/supported; fruit output was similar to ‘short’ plants. Planting them again this season, but this time probably aiming for only 2 plants, so I’m not overrun with tomatillos! Great product! If I can grow it from seed and end up with a harvest, almost anyone can!

  2. Jaye

    Bought a plant on a whim when I heard a rhapsodizing about them! Grew into a huge plant and is still providing fruit in zone 6 on October 12th. Enjoying lots of salsa verde. The 6-7′ plant was a bit unruly. The Northeaster Pole Beans took the opportunity to climb its branches. Perhaps this stressed the plant and made for small fruit. Only a few have grown to the size pictured. Next year I’ll keep them from fraternizing.

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Organic Toma Verde Tomatillo

Planting Method: Transplant Only

When to sow:  In early spring, ~4 weeks before final frost

Seed Depth: 1/8 inch        Days to Germination: 5-9 

Sowing and seedling care: Sow 2 seeds per cell, thinned to 1.  Transplant to 3-4” container once 2-3 true leaves emerge. Harden off (reduce water & temp 3-7 days) & transplant 1 week after last frost. Support like tomatoes.

When to transplant: After last frost

Transplant Spacing:  2.5 feet    Sun Needs: Full

Days to Harvest: 60

Height: 4-5 feet

Harvest: Harvest when fruit is plump & husk splits. Tart green fruits turn yellow & sweet. Store 2-4 weeks at 45F.

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