The Q&A Archives: Searching for husk tomatoes

Question: I'm looking for a source of husk tomatoes, genus Physalis, species pubescens. I've been told the Tomato Seed Co in Tryon, NC is a resource, but they do not respond. Any other ideas? These are marvelous little tomatoes about the size of a marble. I'm not a tomato fan usually, but one bite of these and I reconsidered.

Answer: Husk Tomatoes are also known as Tomatillo. Burpee features them on pg. 91 of the Spring 98 catalog.

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