What are the pros? heat-tolerant; early; size
What are the cons? not drought-tolerant
This is an awesome tomatillo. It can set fruit in extreme heat. However, if you forget to water it, you'll probably notice, if you live in a dry climate like mine. It wilts a lot when it's thirsty (unlike Purple de Milpa; however, Purple de Milpa doesn't set fruit in extreme heat).
These were yellow with purple shoulders. Perhaps they had purple shoulders because they were growing next to Purple de Milpa tomatillos. I plan to grow them (from the same seed packet) next year without growing Purple … to see if they still have purple shoulders. I didn't water them as much as I should have, and they died early (probably because of that). So, I harvested my fruits before they were fully ripe. They tasted like sour watermelon. I'm curious to see if they'll taste the same next year, and when they're actually ripe. Other tomatillos taste completely different. The fruit size wasn't tiny. I was happy about that.
If these are like tomatoes, reseeded ones should tolerate drought.
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