Tomatillo, Husk Tomato 'Amarylla'

Physalis ixocarpa

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

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

New Plymouth, Idaho

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On Dec 4, 2015, shule from New Plymouth, ID wrote:

This is a Polish tomatillo with yellow-ripening fruit. I ordered seeds from rareseeds.com, packed for 2015, and grew them in 2015.

This plant is capable of setting fruit in extreme heat (dry heat); it got up to 111116 F. in late June (the temperature varies depending on who you ask), and for the most part stayed in the 90's and 100's for weeks and weeks. However, I should note that the Amarylla tomatillo is not drought-tolerant (meaning, if you let the soil dry out much, it wilts badly).

The fruits get to a fair size. They're not tiny. They are early.

I grew mine alongside some Purple de Milpa tomatillos (which did not set fruit in the heat, but they were drought-tolerant). However, my Amarylla tomatillos ended up with purple shoulder's, inter... read more

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