Tomatillo: Tiny from Coban
This is an unusual little variety of tomatillo that is unusually savoury flavoured, a little unlike flavour of other tomatillos and purplish/green in colour.
If you don't pick up all the fruit they will self seed next year and become a weed. Pick the fruits off the ground when they fall off the plants. You might have to store them in the light until the fruits turn a little purplish for best flavour.
The fruits are covered in a papery skin which protects it from a lot of insects. Unlike other tomatillos these don't split their skins when ripe.
When to sow: After risk of frost is over in mid to late spring. Sow in punnets and transplant when big enough to handle.
Plant Type: bush
Uses: Tomatillos are traditionally used in green sauces and salsa.
Growing Conditions: Will grow in most soils. Water regularly in dry weather.
Pests and Diseases: Occasionally attacked by earworm (A type of caterpillar)
Special Qualities: Small fruits
Seeds: 30 seeds minimum in packet.