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. Tomatillo plants are self-incompatible, meaning they require pollen from a neighbouring plant to produce fruit. So for best results, plant at least 2 tomatillo plants so blooms can be cross-pollinated in order to produce fruit.


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