Tomatillo ‘Toma Verde’

Physalis philadelphica


Compact variety producing masses of bright green fruits wrapped in a papery husk. As fruits mature, the husk splits. The flavor is tart when raw but takes on a sweet flavor when cooked into sauces like salsa verde.



Tomatillos require full sun, plenty of space for good air circulation, and well-drained soil rich with organic matter. They also require support from stakes, cages, or trellises so they don't sprawl.

Two plants are required as tomatillos are not self fertile.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Type: Semi-determinate