Tomatillo

Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mathew
Location:
Denver, CO
Date:
December 31, 2014
          3.0
 
Funky tasting tomatillo
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Exceptionally prolific

What are the cons? Tastes peculiar

Review:

These grew very well in my Denver garden. The plants reached about 4 feet in height, and fruited very early. The fruits were small...about the size of cherry tomatoes, but they made up for thier small size with vast quantities of fruit that ripened to a lovely blueberry color wherever the husk split, exposing the skin to sunlight. The fruit that ripened to purple had a very unusual flavor that was not exactly enjoyable - I can't really describe it with any words other than 'funky'. It reminded me of body odor. After discovering this, I harvested most of the fruit while still primarily green, and these green fruits tasted more like the tart, limey flavor of tomatillo that I am accustomed to. I should mention, I use tomatillos for salsa mostly, and in red and green chili, and none of that off flavor could be detected after cooking or roasting, but I don't know that I'd grow these again. Still, I'm happy to have the seed in my collection.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marsha
Location:
Tucano, GU
Date:
January 15, 2014
          4.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, even before falling

What are the cons? Needs abundant water, cool

Review:

This is a beautiful fruit. Unlike our native tomatillos, which are bitter before they fall, the Cobans are sweet and a beautiful addition to fruit salad. Couldn?t take the tropical summer, but bore well in our tropical "winter".

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Adam
Location:
Peterborough, NH
Date:
November 15, 2013
          4.0
 
Champs
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy

What are the cons? none, really

Review:

Surprisingly hardy. Produced reasonably well even though I only had two in the garden (I've had trouble with this before. Tomatilloes are finicky pollinators.) Not the most prolific, but then again I wasn't growing them under ideal circumsances. All in all these things were little champs; just kept on goin.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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