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The Tomatillo


By donnah


Salsa plant. I have grown a couple of Tomatillo salsa plants I know its a bit late in the year But I saw them in them in the garden center while looking at seed packets And I thought to myself their is some thing a bit different. Has any other GOY members grown them? Would love to no how you got on . The packet says
Unusal plants from mexico. Grow in same conditions as Tomatoes. They are like the Cape gooseberry ( I have grown that one) ( lovely fruit) and have a sweet taste. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Name is ( I am reading from the packet) Not trying to show off. Physalis Ixocarpe Purple de Milpa. If I keep them in my green house I am hoping that they will fruit am I to late ?

This is them so far Thank you Donna ,Will welcome all your coments

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no nothing about them donnah but hope you are succesfull with them, let us know when it eventually fruits, good to experiment with something differant :o)

29 Jul, 2009


Thanks sanbaz Just looking at the weather need to go outside and secure all as it is looking a bit stormy

29 Jul, 2009


not to bad here today, rain stopped but very dull, no wind either,im so fed up donnah with our summer , hope you dont get any damage

29 Jul, 2009


Aren't you lucky to have found the purple ones! I am growing tomatillos in OR and have grown them in NM and CO. Sort of like a husk tomato, with a papery covering, sized between a golf and tennis ball. They do grow in poor, dry, hot soil and weather, tho certainly extra water shouldn't hurt. They reseed. I use them in green chile, essential as a base for a kind of stew with pork and lots of Anaheim green chiles. A lemony, green tartish taste; not exactly sweet like sugar, more mild. (I'll p'bly do a blog on green chiles.) If you started too late this year, start inside like tomatoes next year!

21 Sep, 2009

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