Toma Verde Tomatillo (Green Tomatillo)
(Physalis philadelphica formerly Physalis ixocarpa)
70 days — Very popular in Mexican salsas or picante dishes and even make an interesting addition to salads. Tomatillos are typically fairly rare in the supermarkets that don't cater to Hispanic customers. Click here
for a recipe for traditional salsa verde.
The two to three ounce fruits are harvested while they are still green and before turning yellow, but at the stage when they are just starting to soften. Remove the thin husk before using or consuming. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.