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, fibre, 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.

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NutritionNitrogen = moderate; Phosphorus = high; Potassium = high
Maturity85-90 days
Height2 feet (61 cm)
Spacing18-36 inches (46-91 cm)
LightFull sun
SoilFertile, well-draining soil
pH Range5.8-7.0
WateringKeep soil evenly moist
FertilizingRegularly with all-purpose garden fertilizer

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