GENUS: Physalis SPECIES: Ixocarpa

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Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: All over New Zealand
Number of Seeds: 100

Description: Tomatillo are South American members of the solanaceae family and are commonly eaten raw in salsas, just like tomatoes. They can also be cooked in salsas and chutneys. They look like large cape Gooseberries and are ripe when the fruit finally bursts out of the ‘cape’ and turns a golden yellow (from green). They are easy to grow and prolific and will inevitable self seed.

Planting Instructions: Plant seed in Spring when ground warms up and prick out at 2.5cm diagonal spacings. Transplant at 1m spacings when 5-8cm high or leaves are touching. At this spacing they will form a total ground cover.