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Growing Tomatillo

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(Best months for growing Tomatillo in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 70°F and 81°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 28 inches apart
  • Harvest in 10-14 weeks. Husk splits when fruit is ripe..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Will happily grow in a flower border

Your comments and tips

02 Dec 17, LEah (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I’m in The Riverina nsw and I have just planted a couple tomatillo seedlings, hoping for the best, what area are you in? Any tips on growing them?
03 Dec 17, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Google "how to grow tomatillos" and read read read.
07 Nov 17, Patricia (Australia - temperate climate)
What a lovely idea! I’ve never grown them and about to plant some seeds-
07 Oct 17, Juanito Dela Cuestak (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy tomatillo seedling or seeds in Melbourne. And, how to grow tomatillo plants here in Melbourne.
16 Nov 19, Jennifer S (Australia - temperate climate)
I found tomatillo seeds online, The Seed Collection. I am just about to plant out my seedlings, along with a few heirloom tomato varieties today. Its the first time I have tried to grow these in Canberra, so fingers crossed!
09 Feb 18, Michael Williams (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
New Gippsland Seeds in Silvan (near Lilydale) sell them Juanito. www.newgipps.com.au/product.asp?prodId=1964 I suggest you go there and look at what else they have. I was very impressed. I have no affiliation with them, incidentally, just loved their enthusiasm and range of stock.
08 Oct 17, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
The Seed Collection sells seeds online, and they are based in Victoria.
30 Sep 17, Paul (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Western Victoria, and would like to try some Tomatillo. Can you advise where to buy seed or seedlings in Hamilton or Mt Gambier (nearest main centres). I do grow Cape Gooseberries which grow extremely well here, despite frosts in winter months but have never tried ixocarpa.
02 Oct 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try "Australian Seeds" website. 30 seeds $3.60 + postage. Or look for Cape Gooseberries - very similar. Look around the internet to find sellers and best price.
30 Sep 17, Lawry (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I get my seeds fro fairdinkum seeds. They are a farth north qld family who sell all sorts of fascinating seeds by mail order. Fairdinkumseeds.com.au or on Facebook.
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