Tomatillo

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23

91.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Bob F
Location:
DFW, TX, United States
Date:
August 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Grow more than one
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty fruit

What are the cons? None

Review:

Tried one of these plants last year and liked the taste of the few fruits we got, so this year we grew 2. With tomatillos, you really need to grow more than one. One plant you'll get 5-10 fruit, with two plants you'll get 50-100 from each, it feels like. I love these and have been busily converting all of my friends at the community garden to them. As noted elsewhere, the plants sprawl. Standard tomato cages will not contain them. You either need to figure out a more open structure or deal with the fact that you'll be searching through a sprawling mass of plant to find all the fruits. Definitely wait for the husks to split and dry. Exposure to light seems to be key in getting this fruit to ripen and turn purple. If fruits fall off early, you can take them out of their husks and ripen them on the counter in a basket. At least I've had good luck with that. I use these in all sorts of recipes, now or just eat some fresh. Tart but sweet with an unusual flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Scott
Location:
Beavercreek, OR, United States
Date:
October 13, 2018
          4.0
 
Good stuff
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pest resistant

What are the cons? Long maturity time

Review:

I started growing these on a whim a few years ago. The plants get huge and heavy, they've knocked over every cage I've put around them, and they're heavy producers. I haven't had any pest issues with them at all. They like water, and if you plant them directly into the ground they won't germinate until it gets very warm out. The biggest problem I have is the long maturity time. I frequently run out of good weather before the fruit ripens fully. I use these to make salsa.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rita
Location:
Warrenville, IL, United States
Date:
January 5, 2018
          2.0
 
Splitting
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Good tasting and sweet

What are the cons? late and splitting

Review:

I grew the Purple Coban in 2016 and it was small but tasty. I thought I would try the yellow Amarylla and the purple to go with my green tomatillos. The green and the Amarylla did fantastic. The purple took a long time to ripen and then the fruit split. I am going back to the Purple Coban to sweeten up the salsa verde I make. I now prefer the "green" salsa over the tomato salsa I was used to. Although it really can't be called green salsa as the mix makes it a caramel color. Delicious!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laura
Location:
Hamilton, Southern Ontario, Canada
Date:
December 11, 2017
          5.0
 
Very tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? very tasty when picked fresh

What are the cons? none

Review:

This was a very prolific tomatillo. The purple-green fruits were very sweet and tasty when picked fresh, unlike green tomatillos. I mixed these with green tomatillos to make salsa verde. They added a very nice sweetness. They are an unusual fruit. It was fun to share these with friends and neighbours.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Keith
Location:
Nashville, TN, United States
Date:
July 13, 2017
          4.0
 
Grow great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Abundant fruits

What are the cons? Very wide plants

Review:

Plants are very wide and it's only middle of July, did my best to stake with tomato cages but my 3 plants are spread out between 4-6 feet each 3-4 feet high. Was almost convinced they wouldn't turn purple as other reviewers claimed but just started turning a few weeks ago, you have to wait until husks split and turn yellow, not sure if sun has anything to do with it but they seem to turn purple first where split in husk happens and fruits are exposed to sun. Flowered early but took a few weeks before fruit would set, now that summer has hit I'm about to be overburdened. Would definitely recommend if you have room for them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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