TOMATILLO

 

Plant 3 to 4 weeks ahead of time inside and set out as young transplants about 1 foot apart.  Plants grow like weeds. We have a large number of wild plants  in this botanical family of plants that grow on our hillside and as a result have numerous insects that attack them.  We frequently lose the crops to  a worm that consumes the fruit inside the husk.  (25 to 50 seeds per packet)

 

Giant Yellow Tomatillo- 70 days- Huge, pale yellow fruit.  Good yields.  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

 

Green Tomatillo- A  relative of tomatoes and ground cherries.  The fruits are borne in a husk.  Used in salsa and other Mexican dishes.  Pkt. $1.50   Certified Organic Seed

Merida Market Tomatillo- Smaller fruits, but a nice purple color.  More dependable yielder than Purple.  For some reason the husk worms bother these less.    Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Purple Tomatillo- 85 days - I had searched for years for a truly purple tomatillo and had never found one until now.  This one still had a few green fruits, which I quickly rogued out, but the majority of the plants produced large sized  fruits, deep purple all the way through.  Plants get to nearly 3 feet tall and spread out 4 feet.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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