Tomatillo Toma Verde

Botanical Name: Physalis philadelphica

approx 100 seeds
Availability: In stock

Tomatillos originated in Mexico and are an essential ingredient in salsas and many other Central American dishes. These bright green fruits with a sweet tangy flavour develop within unusual papery husks that are removed before eating.

Product Specifications
How To Grow

In pots or trays of seed-raising mix in a sunny, but sheltered position.Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear 7-21 days.Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear 7-21 days.

When To Plant The beginning of Spring to Summer.
When to Sow/Plant Spring, Summer
Soil Type well drained

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Mexican Salsa Verde

Mexican Salsa Verde


  • 500g tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Chillies, charred
  • 1/3 cup coriander leaves
  • Spoonful of thickened cream


  1. Simmer diced tomatillos, green onions and garlic in chicken broth until the mixture is reduced.
  2. Add charred chillies, coriander and a spoonful of cream and puree in a blender.
  3. Season with salt, sugar and lemon juice. Serve with nachos, tacos or other Mexican dishes.