Tomatillo - Knowledgebase Question

West Jordan, UT
Question by flchni
March 12, 1998
What is a tomatillo?

Answer from NGA
March 12, 1998


Tomatillo is a husk tomato (Physalis ixocarpa). It's often used in chili rellenos, salsa verde, or other sauces or dips. Tomatillos need the same culture as tomatoes; long, warm growing season and full sunshine. The fruit is covered by a papery husk that turns brown when the tomatillo is mature and ready to harvest.

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