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Queen of Malinalco "husk tomato" (15 seeds) (JSGR108) $4.00

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Queen of Malinalco "husk tomato"

         
 
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Joe and his team spent a few years searching for old-time growers of the fabled ” Queen of Malinalco” husk tomato. Unlike the common tomatillo that is so ubiquitously used for Mexican green salsa, this old variety from the Malinalco region of Mexico is actually more like a sweet paste tomato! The unbelievably beautiful fruits are completely sheathed in papery husks like other Physalis species. The fruit grow up to 4 inches long and the plants are very productive. The fruit is used to make salsas; they can also be cooked up like tomatoes or simply eaten fresh. This is a stunning rare find from Joe and his team, and we are delighted to be able to offer this great rarity. Husk tomatoes will thrive where other tomatoes thrive, as they are easy and quick growers. Start young plants inside like tomatoes, and transplant seedlings after danger of frost when they are about 5-6 inches tall.
 
Queen of Malinalco "husk tomato"
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ashtree
Location:
New Haven, CT, United States
Date:
September 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Delicious and worth it
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious, prolific, beautiful

What are the cons? Difficult to germinate

Review:

Zone 7a. These plants take a long time to germinate in northern climates, but don't give up on them. They also absolutely have to be planted near each other and be pollinated by insect, which isn't mentioned on the seed packet. I had gorgeous, strong plants that were flowering but not fruiting. They were grown far apart and I almost lost the whole crop in August before reading up on tomatillos. I fixed the error in time by moving the plants together and now have a lot of heavy, golden fruit to harvest and very happy bees.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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