Tomatillo, Chupon de Malinalco
70 days. A citrusy yellow color, pointed shape and remarkable, sweet-tart flavor make this tomatillo a versatile culinary element. An heirloom treasure from Malinalco, Mexico, it can be used in both sweet and savory preparations. The fruit grows up to 4 inches long and the flavor is more like a sweet paste tomato mixed with a husk cherry! The fruit is used to make salsas; it can also be cooked up like tomatoes or simply eaten fresh like an apple.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
- Plant Spacing: 24"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Physalis philadelphica subs. ixocarpa
Growing Tips: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination.