What are the pros? Easily grown in rich soil
What are the cons? Longer to mature than expected
I grew these and the Verde Rio Grande tomatillos in 2013. I started the seeds indoors (end of February) and transplanted them at the end of May. Indoors, I grew them under fluorescent lights, and hardened them off outside for a few weeks before transplanting.
Plants grew to about 3' - 4' high and produced a lot of fruits (and my soil did not have enough amendments this year.) I noticed these tasted much sweeter if you let them mature on the plant for a while - after the husk splits open, the green fruit will be exposed. Once exposed to light, the fruit will begin to turn purple: the longer you wait, the more purple (and sweet) the fruit gets. They even last a long time after the plant dies.
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