Organic Green Tomatillo - Physalis philadelphica
Organic, Open-Pollinated, Non-GMO Parade Bunching Onion Seeds
Also known as Tomatillo Verde, this wonderful plant produces abundant amounts of delicious sweet- tart fruits contained in a lovely decorative paper husk. They are in the same family as tomatoes but of a different genus. Superb for salsa, soups, sauces, as a stuffing and in stews or casseroles.
- Sun: Full
- Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: No
- Seed Count: 25
- Days to Maturity: 68-70
- Plant Size: 3'-4'
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.