The tomatillo that grows wild in Mexican cornfields. Very small (3/4″) purple-tinged fruits borne on 3-4′ tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. Selected by Uprising Seed for PNW culture. Full sun. 70-90 days.
Care: Plant 3-4′ apart in rows 3-4′ apart in full sun. Fruits are ripe when the papery husk turns light brown and splits open, and will store up to 3 months in the husk. A lone tomatillo may grow and bloom but set little fruit; for abundant harvests, grow two or more tomatillo plants near each other to encourage cross-pollination.