I'm late to this party, but, I'm here!
Been harvesting tomatillos for several weeks now. Planted 10 seedlings into a 4x8 raised bed. I believe 8 are one variety, and there are only 2 of another variety. Have averaged picking a batch every 2-3 days.
Early on (about a month ago), the fruits were vibrant and plentiful, and the stinkbugs were only nymphs. I grabbed as many of both as I could. It's a month later and the fruits are getting slower, duller, and the nymphs have grown up. I still grab as many of both as I can, but, the plants are petering out, and the ones the stinkbugs haven't stung are getting fewer and fewer. Also, there are worms moving in to help the stinkbugs....
My process is to peel them, wash them in soapy water, rinse & air dry, then, vacuum seal the tomatillos in 8x14" bags. There are roughly 15-18 tomatillos per bag, depending on the size. In the beginning, I was alerted that I should keep the two varieties separate, because they DO taste different. I did a taste test, and found this to be true, so, I learned to tell them apart before packaging them for the freezer.
I'm about ready to rip the bed, and move on to beets. Following a rotation that says, "Leaves, Fruits, Roots, then, Beans". Since the tomatillos are "fruits" a root crop should follow.
BTW, I caged the plants, and kinda glad I did, as they DO sprawl everywhere. And, yes, they are fragile. I have snapped a couple branches, putting them back into the cage, or, out of the pathway.
Finally, the stinkbugs seem to prefer the tomatillos to the tomatoes that are growing in the box right next to them. So far, it has been a happy "trap" crop of sorts, especially since I've harvested and frozen about 12 packages of tomatillos.
This was my first time growing them, and, It wasn't hard at all. Next time, I may consider putting a tulle cover on the hoops, just until they bloom, to keep the stinkbugs from laying on the plants.
Pics #1 & #2, Tomatillos, 4/10/2017
Pic #3, Tomatillo harvest, 4/19/2017
Pic #4, Tomatillo bed as of 4/23/2017
Pic #5, Tomatillo bed as of 5/9/2017
Pic #6, Tomatillo harvest 5/9/2017
Pic #7 Tomatillo bed as of 5/21/2017