Northern Gardening forum: Any tomatillo growers in Minnesota?

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tompoe
Sep 8, 2017 8:33 AM CST
It's 2017, and announcing a resounding success with my first two tomatillo plants. In central Minnesota, the summer saw temps mainly in the mid to upper 70's, followed by low to mid 80's, and August produced only a couple days above average. I understand that tomatillos like things a little hotter. In spite of that, I had some fruit produced, and am hoping to see a harvest before the first frost. I am a beginning gardener, and already dreaming of next year's harvest that might allow dehydrating and grinding into powder for winter batches of green salsa. :)
Minnesota and Alaska (Zone 3a)
freezengirl
Sep 18, 2017 6:32 PM CST
I am up along the Canadian/MN border country and have had good luck with tomatillos. They tend not to grow very large here but are very prolific. If you let any fall to the ground without cleaning them up in the fall you will have all sorts of volunteer seedlings. Welcome to the forum! Smiling
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Sep 24, 2017 3:37 PM CST
I planted two plants labled as ground cherries.
I had more than I would use so I threw them over to the squirrels; they threw them back at me.
Not sure what they are good for ; I put them in chilli but see no real taste difference.
Minnesota and Alaska (Zone 3a)
freezengirl
Sep 30, 2017 6:12 PM CST
RpR said:I planted two plants labled as ground cherries.
I had more than I would use so I threw them over to the squirrels; they threw them back at me.
Not sure what they are good for ; I put them in chilli but see no real taste difference.


Well, Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa is fabulous! I am trying to stretch out my supply of the remaining 1/2 dozen pints I have left. New grandchild in the family so no time to mess with canning this year. Rolling my eyes.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Oct 4, 2017 10:57 AM CST
freezengirl said:

Well, Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa is fabulous! I am trying to stretch out my supply of the remaining 1/2 dozen pints I have left. New grandchild in the family so no time to mess with canning this year. Rolling my eyes.

Problem, I do not like roasted chiles so I doubt tomatillos would be much better.
Most people do but to me it is mediocre to not tasty.
I may plant a couple in the South garden next year just to see how they do down there.


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