Harvesting Tomatillos - Knowledgebase Question

Tuebingen, MI
Question by floriandeyh
August 19, 1999
How can I tell when my tomatillos are ripe? Do they change color or become soft?


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Answer from NGA
August 19, 1999

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Harvest your tomatillos when the light-brown papery husk has folded back to reveal the golden berry. Very ripe fruits will begin dropping to the ground. Check your plant frequently--when you see fruits with the husk folded back or you see fallen fruit, it's time to harvest!

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