A staple ingredient in salsa verde, this Mexican native is an organic heirloom variety, producing many small fruits (less than 2cm wide) that ripen to green and purple. It has a stronger and sharper flavor than some other tomatillos. A relative of tomato, ground cherry, gooseberry, and other plants in the nightshade family, tomatillo plants grow quickly and easily, without much effort. Plants reach up to 60-90cm tall, it's recommended to use a trellis, stakes, or cages to support plants and keep foliage and fruits off the ground. This support for vertical growth will help with pest and disease issues and also reduce the amount of space needed for each plant. Fast and easy growing, harvest in 90-100 days. Makes beautiful container plant, can be grown both, indoors and outdoors. Compact plants can be grown in pots/containers or directly in the ground.
Plants set a plenty of lovely, deep purple colour fruits, housed inside a delicate husk that resembles a brownish lantern. Possessing sweet and tangy flavour, the fruits can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in stews, dips, or sauces (lantent is not edible, only the fruits).Try roasting in the oven to add a smoky flavor to your salsas. They can also be sliced and fried in batter. Tomatillos can also be made into a sauce or jam and canned for later use. Mexican, the tomatillo is a key ingredient in green salsas and can also be added in guacamole to reduce the fat content. Contains vitamin(s) C, K, and B. Also a good source of various minerals including iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, and calcium. Some studies have suggested that the tomatillo plant may contain chemicals and compounds that assist in preventing certain cancers, including thryoid, breast, and leukemia.
Companion plants: grows well with basil, parsley, marigolds, nasturtiums, onions, carrots, hot peppers, peas, and asparagus. Avoid corn, dill, fennel, potatoes, eggplant, and kohlrabi.
Growing: Planting season: Year round in tropical climate; in temperate climates - spring, indoors, 6 weeks prior the danger of last frost is gone. Seeds require 70-80F (21-28C) for germination. Seeds germinate in 14-40 days.
Soil: Prefers well-drained, loamy to sandy soils with a high amount of organic matter and a pH 6-7. Growing in hydroponics - thrives in a media-based hydroponic system. Use perlite or clay beads to support the roots. Use mulch to suppress weeds and maintain consistent soil moisture.
Sowing depth: 0.6cm deep.
Spacing: 45-60cm apart.
Light: full sun.
Watering: regular to keep the soil moist but not wet. Requires moderate amounts of water during the growing phase. Once fruits are formed, consistent moisture will provide the best results.
Fertilizing: Requires moderate to high levels of nutrients to support its fast growth. We highly recommend using TSM Organic Growth Activator to speed up the germination of the seeds, support healthy & robust growth and promote high yields.
Pests: Ants, aphids, mites, nematodes, white flies. *Keep your plants safe using TSM Organic Neem Oil, which gives complete protection from pests and various diseases*.
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