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Tomatillo

Physalis ixocarpa

Also known as

Jamberry, Mexican husk tomato

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

1m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Tomatillo Overview

This species is raised commercially as an edible berry, It is a perennial about 1m tall, It produces large greenish yellow fruits borne in papery, purple-veined husks. The pulp is glutinous and is used with chillies in sauces.

How to propagate Tomatillo

Cuttings

You can propagate by division or softwood cuttings in spring, annuals by seed in spring or autumn.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Tomatillo

Fruit culinary