(75 Days) This special selection of tomatillo yields large, apple-green fruits. The medium sized, plants need no staking. The globe shaped fruits reach 3-4 ounces, very large for a tomatillo, and the yields are very high. Fruit are firm, have strong healthy husks, attractive green colour and above average shelf life.
Start seed indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out to the garden. Cover seeds with 1/2 cm (1/4 in) of soil. Firm soil over seed. Keep moist but not waterlogged. To germinate maintain a soil temperature of 24 C (75 F). Seed should germinate in 5 days. Once seeds have sprouted, 14 – 16 hours of light per day is essential. Once plants have reached 12 cm (5 in) transplant to 6 cm (3 in) peat pots. Place the root ball at the bottom of the pot, filling pot with soil will ensure better root development along the stem. Plants will develop better with a growing temperature of 17 C (62 F) until transplanting out. Fertilize weekly with our Rose & Strawberry 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong root development. Do not transplant out till night temperatures are warm. Harvest fruit once paper husks loosen and fruit turns to lemon yellow.