The Mayan and Aztecs Indians were growing tomatillos before Columbus landed in the Caribbean. It's now a staple of Mexican cuisine. The tomatillo is sometimes known as the Mexican husk tomato, Mexican tomatoes, jamberries, or husk cherries. It is a member of the same plant family as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant (where we use the fruits) and potatoes (we use the tuber root) as well as the tobacco (we use the leaves). Many nightshade plants have valuable and nutritious fruits, but all of these plants bear toxins in their leaves that can be harmful. That is why the family is popularly called "deadly nightshade.
- Plant Type: Tomatillo
- Color: Green / Purple
- Season: Annual
- Size: 3 to 4 oz (Green) 2 to 3 oz (Purple)
- Harvest: 80 to 85 days (Green) 75 Days (Purple)
- Growth: Upright
- Height: 2 to 3 feet tall
- Spread: 2 feet wide
Each seed packet displays a beautiful illustration on the front side, as well as detailed seed sowing information on the reverse side. The packets measure 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall and include a QR code for easy reordering.