Tomatillo, Husk Tomato
Physalis ixocarpa 'Dr. Wyche's Yellow'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: ixocarpa (iks-so-KAR-puh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dr. Wyche's Yellow

Category:

Annuals

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Vegetables

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Given to SSE by the late Dr. John Wyche. Unique yellow-colored tomatillo with contrasting purple blush; nice sweet flavor. Very productive. 90-100 days from transplant.