Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarp) is a small edible fruit belonging to the Solanaceae family. A tan to straw coloured calyx covers the fruit and commonly known as “husk tomato.” It is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Ripe tomatillos taste like crisp sweet limes and are excellent raw in fresh salsas or cooked in sauces.
Keep soil moist at most times
Suitable for all climatic zones
When the calyx opens and exposes the fruit
All year round in frost free areas; spring time for frost prone areas