The Mayan and Aztecs Indians were growing tomatillos before Columbus landed in the Caribbean. It's now a staple of Mexican cuisine. The tomatillo is sometimes known as the Mexican husk tomato, Mexican tomatoes, jamberries, or husk cherries. It is a member of the same plant family as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant (where we use the fruits) and potatoes (we use the tuber root) as well as the tobacco (we use the leaves). Many nightshade plants have valuable and nutritious fruits, but all of these plants bear toxins in their leaves that can be harmful. That is why the family is popularly called "deadly nightshade.
- Plant Type: Tomatillo
- Color: Green / Purple
- Season: Annual
- Size: 3 to 4 oz (Green) 2 to 3 oz (Purple)
- Harvest: 80 to 85 days (Green) 75 Days (Purple)
- Growth: Upright
- Height: 2 to 3 feet tall
- Spread: 2 feet wide
Each seed packet displays a beautiful illustration on the front side, as well as detailed seed sowing information on the reverse side. The packets measure 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall and include a QR code for easy reordering.
Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo
Packet of 50 Seeds
Grande Rio Verde is a staple in many salsa's and Mexican dishes. The fruit will weigh in at around 3 to 4 ounces, making it the largest Tomatillo variety available. Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo plants will reach a mature height of about 24 inches tall and can be planted right with peppers, tomatoes and other common vegetables.
Grande Rio Verde is categorized as an annual Tomatillo variety. This means that the plants will grow quickly, producing flowers, fruits and seeds all within a single growing season.
Packet of 50 Seeds
Purple Tomatillo is the main ingredient in salsa verde, and is also used in other popular Mexican dishes. The fruits are roughly 2 inches in diameter, weighing in at about 2 to 3 ounces. The outer skin is purple, but turns green when cooked. Each plant will grow to a mature height of roughly 2 feet tall, producing high yields of Tomatillo fruits through the Summer months.
Purple Tomatillo is categorized as an annual variety. This means that the plants will grow quickly, producing flowers, fruits and seeds all within a single growing season.