TOMATILLO, Grande Rio Verde

This tomatillo variety is a heavy producer of large, 3 oz apple-green fruit. The medium-sized plant is determinate and won’t require staking. Excellent flavour. Tomatillos have a firmer texture than tomatoes and are more cold hardy. Tomatillos are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C and K, fiber, niacin, and manganese.  Harvest the tomatillos when the husks turn brown and split, or when the fruit falls from the plant. For best results, plant at least 2 tomatillo plants. Blooms need to be cross-pollinated in order to produce fruit.


NutritionNitrogen = moderate; Phosphorus = high; Potassium = high
Maturity85 - 90 days
Height24 - 36" (61 - 91 cm)
Spacing18 - 36" (46 - 91 cm)
LightFull sun
SoilFertile, well-draining soil
pH Range5.8 to 7.0
WateringKeep soil evenly moist
FertilizingRegularly with all-purpose garden fertilizer