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PlantFiles: Tomatillo, Husk Tomato, Miltomate, Tomate de Fresadilla
Physalis ixocarpa 'Supertillo'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: ixocarpa (iks-so-KAR-puh) (Info)
Cultivar: Supertillo

Category:
Vegetables
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was the highest yielding cultivar in Indianna field trials averaging 284 0.8 ounce fruits per plant or almost 22 tons per acre. Note that two tomatillo plants are required for pollination.



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