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Tomatillo Verde is related to the cape gooseberry. Tomatillos are originally from Mexico where they are used to make salsa, this is a very popular variety for salsa verde. The fruit is surrounded by the inedible husk.
Great cookid in salsa, chutneys, or eaten raw if you like the slightly lime taste. Grow tomatillo plants just as you would grow tomatoes. Pick the fruits when the husk is full and firm. Keeps very well in the fridge, up to 2 weeks.
Sow the Tomatillo Verde seeds about 1 cm deep into a seed tray or in small pots or cells, covered lightly, watered and placed at between 20-24 Celsius on a windowsill, heated greenhouse or propagator.
Sow from late February - April. Germination takes about 10 days.
As soon as the physalis seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out.
Transplant the seedlings into individual small pots, later on they might need to be repotted if growing quickly and large. Make sure the leaves do not overlap.
Temperature during this stage should be around 16 Celsius. Plant outside mid-May-June 80x60 cm, or keep in the greenhouse.
Keep watering in dry spells, especially when flowering and when the fruit is setting.Some side shoot removal might be necessary as the plants can grow really tall and bushy.