Tomatillo
Plants of the Southwest

Tomatillo

This interesting vegetable, called tomate verde in Mexico, is the essential ingredient of salsa verde. It bears green, berry-like fruits enclosed in a husk, which is removed when papery. Easy and prolific. Likes full sun. Tomatillos have a taste between a lemon and a tomato that is dynamite in stews. Direct sow after all danger of frost, lightly covering seed. (70 days)