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Tiny from Coban Tomatillo (30 seeds) (TL108) $2.50

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Tiny from Coban Tomatillo

         
 
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Here’s another variety collected by Jere Gettle on his 2005 trip to Central America, and preserved in our seed bank until grown out in 2013! This is a true tomatillo, having the typical husk, but the fruit is smaller, about the diameter of a dime. Fruits ripen to green or purple and are posessed of an unusual savory taste—somewhat different from other tomatillos we sell.
 
Tiny from Coban Tomatillo
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
GlitterTea
Location:
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Date:
December 8, 2017
          3.0
 
Ah... Zone 3
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, vigorous, germinateswel

What are the cons? Long season required

Review:

I realize this is a tropical plant and just not meant for Manitoba, but I really wanted it to work out so I tried it for two years. The plant itself grows beautifully from transplant; tall, bushy, healthy, coated with tiny little lanterns by mid-august.... But barely any of those lanterns fill and ripen before the frost. Its a lovely plant, but not for short summers, even good hot ones. I'd recommend this for people to try even just a little bit more southern, since they do get close, maybe needing two more weeks for the majority of the harvest to be ready and they are tasty

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Peter in Rhode Island
Location:
Wakefield, RI, United States
Date:
May 22, 2017
          4.0
 
Unique and tasty.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Unique variety, pretty fruit

What are the cons? Small fruit = more husking!

Review:

I'm on to my second season of growing these. I had great germination year one, and I'm at about 60% germination this year. Overall, they behave like, well, tomatillos: plants grow large, require little attention, and prefer to be in the ground or a large raised bed. I'm only half joking about the peeling. The fruit last year were marble size. Compared to a larger variety you're in for double the husk removal, which can be time consuming. I'm growing this again, because I like the flavor and color in food--but I've cut back the number of plants.....

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ancient Dam Farm
Location:
Plattekill, NY, United States
Date:
September 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Surprising taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Unique

What are the cons? None

Review:

I had a perfect season for tomatillos here in the Hudson valley this year, very dry and very hot. I was a little late in transplanting these so they are just ripening now in early September. The taste is incredible. Very savory, unlike anything I have ever had-I was so surprised with the first taste of one. The plants grew about 6 feet high and are loaded with fruit. I have been harvesting them like ground cherries mostly so far, they seem to be more purple that way and also if they go on a sunny window sill for a few days the purple comes. Very different and unique fruit! They will be great for salsa or sauce.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Madison, WI, United States
Date:
July 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Chris
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? A very beautiful plant

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew about 8 of these plants. grew three outside and 5 in my grow den. When grown in a grow den, this plant stays small. However, when grown outside it can get over 6 feet high. It also matures faster outside. It may take awhile to start producing fruit but when it does, it grows a lot of them. The fruit is slightly bigger than a dime, sometimes smaller. I have not had any ripen yet, I will update my review when I have had the chance to try some.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lil Homesteading Mama
Location:
Mtown, IA, United States
Date:
April 30, 2016
          2.0
 
Fruit didnt develop
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Germination

What are the cons? fruit development in my graden

Review:

I had no luck with these tomatillos. I have grow other tomatillos in the past and was drawn to these because of the color and catalog description. I was able to grow the plants but the plant did not develop tomatillos this last year. I will try again this year but am only planting a couple plants because I do not want to lose valueable garden space to a plant that may not set fruit again. Disappointed with this one. I am aware however that not all plants work in all climates and this does not mean it is a bad plant it just may not be fit for my garden. I would not discorage anyone from growing this seed because I had bad luck. Growing new foods is always an experiment and always worth doing. It is part of the fun of gardening!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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