Everona Large Green Tomatillo Seeds - Physalis ixocarpa | The Living Seed Company LLC

Everona Large Green Tomatillo Seeds - Physalis ixocarpa

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Rare, Open-Pollinated, Non-GMO Everona Large Green Tomatillo Seeds

A rugged large tomatillo that can handle east coast summers and pests.  High yield plants.  Can tolerate clay soil and drought.  Great tomatillo flavor.  

Originating from Mexico, this cultivar can have fruits that can reach up to 2 1/2" in diameter!  Most fruit ripens green and a few will have a purple hue. Amazingly rich and tasty salsa verde! 

Tomatillos are a versatile tart fruit with a unique flavor that enhances dishes while standing on its own. Tomatillos are a key ingredient in salsa verde, a popular green salsa in Mexican cuisine. Combine them with cilantro, onions, garlic, and chili peppers for a flavorful salsa that pairs well with tacos, grilled meats, or chips.

Roasting or grilling tomatillos can deepen their flavor and add a smoky touch. This method is often used before making salsas or sauces.

Tomatillos are often used in the sauce for enchiladas and tamales. Puree them with other ingredients like garlic, chili, and cilantro to create a flavorful sauce.

Add finely chopped or pureed tomatillos to guacamole for a unique twist. The tartness of tomatillos complements the creamy texture of avocados.


When working with tomatillos, remember to remove the husks and rinse them thoroughly as they can be slightly sticky. 

  • Non-GMO
  • Annual
  • Sun: Full
  • Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
  • Direct Sow: No 
  • Seed Count: 25
  • Days to Maturity: 68-70
  • Plant Size: 3'-4'

Growing Tips:

Keep soil moist while seeds are germinating. Do not plant seeds too early, may become leggy and/or root-bound. Harden off transplants and add compost before planting. If necessary, use row cover to protect from cold weather. In hot climates, afternoon shade is recommended. 

Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks. 

It is key that your new starts be hardened off.  This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure. 


  • Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
  • One week minimum is recommended
  • Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
  • Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.