Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
68-70 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Tomatillos are sub-tropical and need plenty of fun and a warm sheltered spot.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

Grow tomatillos like you would tomatoes, though they do not require staking and are more resistant to pests and diseases.

Outdoor Growing Temp
65°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F
Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)

Plants prefer full sun.

Water
Moderate

Tomatillos are quite drought tolerant, but for best fruit production they should be watered regularly.

Feeder
Light

Generally, Tomatillos are independent plants and don't need a lot of attention. Give them a feed of compost tea or liquid Kelp when the flowers first appear.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, High heat, Needs lots of space
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Tomatillos are well suited to container growing, and will do quite well if you make sure to give them plenty of sun and a steady supply of water. Plant them in pot at least 12” deep and 8 to 12” in diameter.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Purple
Fruit Size
0.5-"
Plant Height
36.0-48.0"
Plant Diameter
24.0-36.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet, distinctive tomatillo flavor.