Tomatillos & Ground Cherries

Mexican Strain Tomatillo Organic

Mexican Strain Tomatillo Organic


65 days. A larger tomatillo, averaging 2 inches across, Mexican Strain has a more savory flavor than others we've tried. Because of its unique flavor, it is a preferred variety for many Mexican dishes, including salsa verde and chili verde. Try it in spaghetti sauce! Heavy yielding. Fully ripe fruit will fall from the plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 60-65 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM900/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.75

  • TM900/M
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $8.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°F18-36"3-4'75%3 yearsSee belowHigh

Physalis spp.
These tasty summer treats are even more mineral-dense than tomatoes, packed with unique phytochemicals and flavonoids.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatillos & Ground Cherries are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; transplant into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
Tomatillos: ripe when papery husk has dried up or folded back to reveal plump fruit
Ground Cherries: ripe fruit will fall to the ground
• Do not refrigerate for best flavor

Seed Count
Tomatillo: approximately 60-65 seeds per 1/8 gram, about 500 seeds per gram
Ground cherry: approximately 150 seeds per 1/8 gram, about 1200 seeds per gram; 7 grams per 1/4 ounce
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This will take over your garden
Apr 2, 2017  |  By Maureen
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I was disappointed in this tomatillo - the flavor was OK and it certainly produced plenty of tomatillos ... but the three plants absolutely took over an entire section of my garden like kudzu. We probably got one tomatillo for every pound of viney biomass. If you have a LOT of space that you don't know what to do with this or can figure out how to corral it (maybe trussing it up?) this plant could work. Maybe it is just my hot and humid climate that the plants loved a little too much. On a positive note the bees absolutely loved it.