Tomatillo, Husk Tomato, Miltomate, Tomate de Fresadilla
Physalis ixocarpa 'Verde Puebla'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Pale Yellow

Inconspicuous/none

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

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 10, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This traditional Mexican heirloom produces a prolific bushy plant growing 3-4' tall and across, and does well in partial shade.

Green 2" sweet fruits are ripe when the fruits burst through husk.

Blend with hot peppers to make Mexican green sauce. Fruits have best flavor when washed with mild soap and then rinsed off thoroughly, which removes the naturally sticky coating on the outside of the fruit.

Neutral

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

A medium tall plant that yielded almost 19 tons per acre in Indianna field trials. Large fruits averaging 0.9 ounces.
Note tomatillos are self sterile. Two plants are required. Athough it is a tender perennial, it has been successfully grown as an annual as far north as Saskatchewan. Available from Golden Valley Seed.