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Physalis ixocarpa

Tomatillo

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourOrange, white yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Annual, Vine

Other common names

Jamberry, Mexican husk tomato

Origin

Southern and Central N. America

Interest and use

Fruit culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by division or softwood cuttings in spring, annuals by seed in spring or autumn.

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