Tomatillo plants are more robust than tomatoes and are grown for their husk enclosed fruits. The 1-2 inch diameter fruit can be eaten raw in salads or be made into chutneys, but generally are used to make authentic Mexican green salsa. Pick for salsa when the husks turn brown and begin to open. If left to ripen, the tomatillos become sweeter and more suitable for eating raw.
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings in pots in the greenhouse. Do not remove side shoots. Some support may be needed.
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