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Farming Different Types of Tomatillo

This year we are growing three different species of Physalis, or tomatillos, at our farm. We plant them from seed in early Spring and transplant them into the garden beds in late Spring or early Summer. They produce their fruits in the fall. They are a long-season annual crop in our temperate climate. They are related to tomatoes, as they are also in the nightshade family. The plants are indeterminate and do best if kept staked or caged.

Pictured just below here is Toma Verde green tomatillo, taken in early November last year. The species is Physalis ixocarpa. These are the traditional green tom