San Diego Gardener
San Diego, CA
What are the pros? Truly delicious
What are the cons? Want to harvest before ripe
I shared the experience of one reviewer earlier. These did not taste any different than regular tomatillos, were smaller and just got a barely purple blush on a few of them. So I gave up on them since the fruit was so small. Fortunately I didn't rip them out. I just left them where they were. The vines basically died and sat there with the tomatillos hanging limply on them. I went to pull the plants out and discovered that the tomatillos had turned purple inside the skins and, even though the plants were in terrible shape, the tomatillos were plump and no worse for the wear. I put aside my shovel and picked a couple of handfuls to test out in fresh salsa. Excellent!! The flavor is FAR superior to store bought green tomatillos. They are so good, I don't care about the smaller size (none of mine ever got bigger than an apricot). Just make sure you give them enough time to really ripen. It might take much longer than you expect.
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