Tomatillo – Green Verde

R30.00 incl VAT

This variety is from Peak Weak Pods. JC Terblanche says: ‘The tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) also known as the husk cherry, husk tomato, jamberry, Mexican tomato, ground cherry, tomato verde (Spanish for green tomato), tomate or milomate is a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. It is closely related to the cape gooseberry, Chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi) and a more distant relative of the tomato. It is native to Mexico and the Andes and is widely cultivated throughout Central America where it is the main ingredient in green salsa sauces. Evidence of its domestication by the Aztecs dating back to 800 BC has been found in recent archaeological digs. It is an annual that grows a thin paper-like husk (like a cape gooseberry) with a small spherical fruit inside which can be either green, purple, yellow or red when ripe, depending on variety, with green being the most common. It will fill or even spilt the husk as it matures. The fruit has a flavour ranging from tart to barely sweet, very suitable for savoury dishes or making your own real Mexican style salsa. Plants are very productive and you will get buckets full from only a few plants.’ 

150 seeds

Description

This variety is from Peak Weak Pods. JC Terblanche says: ‘The tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) also known as the husk cherry, husk tomato, jamberry, Mexican tomato, ground cherry, tomato verde (Spanish for green tomato), tomate or milomate is a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. It is closely related to the cape gooseberry, Chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi) and a more distant relative of the tomato. It is native to Mexico and the Andes and is widely cultivated throughout Central America where it is the main ingredient in green salsa sauces. Evidence of its domestication by the Aztecs dating back to 800 BC has been found in recent archaeological digs. It is an annual that grows a thin paper-like husk (like a cape gooseberry) with a small spherical fruit inside which can be either green, purple, yellow or red when ripe, depending on variety, with green being the most common. It will fill or even spilt the husk as it matures. The fruit has a flavour ranging from tart to barely sweet, very suitable for savoury dishes or making your own real Mexican style salsa. Plants are very productive and you will get buckets full from only a few plants.’ 

150 seeds

 

Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 3 cm