The tomatillo (toe-ma-tea-o) is of Mexican origin and has been introduced into the United States. The husk tomato plant
produces an edible fruit enclosed in a thick husk. The husk is brown and the fruit yellowish when it is ripe. The plants will
grow to a height of three to four feet.
Culture - The husk tomato has the same cultural requirements as the tomato: fertile soil, ample soil moisture, and
a long, warm, growing season. Plant after all danger of frost in full sunlight. Space plants about 18 inches apart in rows
three feet apart. Mature fruit are produced in about 120 days.
Storage - Fresh ripe husk tomatoes will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks. If longer storage is desired,
remove husks and place ripe fruit in sealed plastic bags and place in refrigerator. They may also be frozen whole or sliced.
Preparation - Remove husks and wash tomatillos. Remove skins if desired. Cook tomatillos either whole or cut in
small pieces. Either way, steam them in a small amount of water in a covered saucepan for just about five to seven minutes.
The result will be almost a sauce consistency, with the tiny seeds and bits of skin giving texture. Either add to other dishes
or season with salt and pepper and hot chiles to taste and serve as a relish side dish.
COMING SOON! SPRING PLANT SALE
We will post our remaining plants.
We are now accepting orders for tomato, pepper, tomatillo, and eggplant plants.
Please allow up to eight weeks for shipment. If you need your plants sooner than that, contact us about availability before
sending your payment.
Tomatillo plants are $1.50 each.
See Order Form page for shipping prices.