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Grow Tomatillos

Tomatillos are a cousin to tomatoes. Tomatillo fruit are treasured as an essential ingredient in making authentic green salsa. They produce fruit ranging from a large marble to golf ball size inside a papery husk. They grow best in full sun and in a warm spot and can be treated in a similar manner as tomatoes.

When ripe the husk turns tan and the fruit may or may not change color from green to pale yellow. For best storage leave the husks on until you are ready to use. They need to pollinate each other for best fruit set so always grow more than a few plants.