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RE: tomatillos

Oh good grief-  I only have one plant!  Well, so much for that project.  I
just assumed they were like tomatos I may as well pull it up!  I think it's
probably too late for start another one- since this one I started from see
and it would take about forever for another one to start from seed.  Sounds
like even if I could find another plant, that I would need the same variety
for them to pollenate.  Wel, I guess I'll look at the local nursery just in
case..  Rats.
These plants certainly grow well here, but they get so huge, I can't imagine
haveing room for more than one ever!


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Donna
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 3:54 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] tomatillos

How many plants do you have? Here is what I found listed:

. . . and Tomatillos . . .
We would really encourage people to try the tomatillos, which are always
a big success for us. In fact we get so many fruit we don't know what to
do with them all. The plants are productive and easy to grow, the small
fruit in a papery husk are related to the tomato and are used similarly.
Tomatillos are usually used to make fresh salsas (with chilli, onion,
tomato, fresh coriander & nacho chips -mmm!), but you can also add them
to pasta sauces etc.

Please note that if you want to save seed from your tomatillos (which is
very easy to do) you should grow only one variety, as they will cross.
They are not self compatible (i.e. they need to be pollinated by pollen
from another plant), so you do need to grow more than one plant to get

20072 'Verde Pueblo' Tomatillo
This tomatillo not only produces lots of large pale yellow-green fruit,
but unusually, has a very mild skin and is nice to eat raw. Thus ideal
for salsas (recipe included), but also makes a rich spaghetti sauce.

Sprawling type. Pale green fruit, good flavour.
#1.50 - 30 seeds

snipped from: www.vidaverde.co.uk/ tomatoes.html

My tomatoes are still small and green..... darn....

Who is heading to see the fireworks and wondering why we have to go
there three hours early to get a good seat- duh- they are in the
sky!.... It is so darn hot and humid out, had to come home and shower to
cool off after the bbq.....thankfully my a/c is working! Local news says
it feels like a 101degrees... Isn't this Pam's weather-- why is it in
Northern Illinois?!?

> Hi all-
> I have a wonderful tomatillo plant growing this year- the think is
huge, I
> keep pruning it on one side, so that it doesn't completely engulf my
> habanero peppers.  The problem is, it has zillions of flowers on in-
> has
> yet to make one fruit.  Any idea why???  This is the first year I've
> these.
> Theresa
> P.S.  I've been eating cherry tomatos for a few weeks, but today I ate
> first full sized tomato from the garden.  I love summer!!!  Oh, and
> tomato seed Jim Singer sent me (some kind of Mexican variety as I
> are really good!

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