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Tomatillo: Tiny from Coban

Tomatillo: Tiny from Coban

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Name: Amarylla

 Physalis ixocarpa

Origin: mexico

 

 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.