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Tomatillo - De Milpa
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This easy to grow Mexican heirloom, also known as a “ground cherry”, "Mexican Husk Tomato", or "Mexican Tomato", is a main ingredient in salsa verde. De Milpa is a heavy producer of 1-inch flavorful fruit with greenish-purple skin and a paper coat giving the impression of little paper lanterns on the bush. Plant often volunteers in subsequent years. Valued folk medicinal for treating myriad complaints.
Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost, with soil temp about 75°F Start in flats and move to larger containers while still small. Transplant to garden well after last frost.
deep-rooted heat-loving plants that like soil rich in phosphorus (but not too much nitrogen), sun and plenty of moisture
helps to harden off the seedlings before transplant
plants tend to sprawl; recommend cage or trellis to save space & protect fruit
plant out at least two seedlings for optimum pollination
valued folk medicinal for treating myriad complaints
row covers and black plastic “mulch” keeps soil warm and hurries the crop along
Latin Name: Physalis ixocarpa
Seed Count: 25
Plant Cycle: Perennial (typically grown as an annual)
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 70 from date of transplant)
Seed Source: Ecologically Farmed
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: No
Seed Saving Level: Easy
Seed Storage : About 8-10+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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