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Physalis ixocarpa

To swap with Iceskuldy

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Tomatillos grow pretty big (aprox. 1m+ in width) and fruit better with a pal. Seen in the back row of this image. The varietal I have are ones with purple fruit.

Physalis ixocarpa | Birmingham, West Midlands, B32
Pot Size
0.35 litres

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Plant Finder: about Physalis ixocarpa

Common names

Tomatillo, Jamberry, Mexican husk tomato


Physalis ixocarpa (Tomatillo). This species is raised commercially as an edible berry, It is a perennial about 1m tall, It produces large greenish yellow fruits borne in papery, purple-veined husks. The pulp is glutinous and is used with chillies in sauces.


They will prefer moist, well-drained soil with a position in sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seed or by division.

Interest and use

Fruit culinary

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Physalis ixocarpa | Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, SA66 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

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Birmingham, West Midlands, B32
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