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Pineapple (Ground Cherry) Tomatillo Seeds (Organic)

Pineapple (Ground Cherry) Tomatillo Seeds (Organic)

Pineapple (Ground Cherry) Tomatillos - Sweetness of Pineapple with a Tomato Flavor

Tomatillo - Pineapple - Physalis pruinosa

Tender Annual. Heirloom. Tomatillos and ground cherries are closely related members of the nightshade family. This distinctive, cherry sized tomatillo has the sweetness of pineapple along with tomato flavor, all wrapped up in a paper shell. Fun to pick and a novel ingredient in salsas, chutneys, sauces, and pies.

Did You Know? You can dip the fruits in melted chocolate for an unusual dessert.

Soil & Water: Tomatillos love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6" deep at 7-day intervals. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the time each day until they spend a full day outside. Plant in full sun, except in hot climates where some afternoon shade is recommended.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest individual fruits when the husk begins to split or the fruit fills out the husk.

Soil Temperature: 70-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 3’-4’
Days to Maturity: 70-95 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 36"-48"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Photo by Penn Wagner available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

USDA Certified Organic
$3.99
/Pack

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Description

Tomatillo - Pineapple - Physalis pruinosa

Tender Annual. Heirloom. Tomatillos and ground cherries are closely related members of the nightshade family. This distinctive, cherry sized tomatillo has the sweetness of pineapple along with tomato flavor, all wrapped up in a paper shell. Fun to pick and a novel ingredient in salsas, chutneys, sauces, and pies.

Did You Know? You can dip the fruits in melted chocolate for an unusual dessert.

Soil & Water: Tomatillos love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6" deep at 7-day intervals. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the time each day until they spend a full day outside. Plant in full sun, except in hot climates where some afternoon shade is recommended.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest individual fruits when the husk begins to split or the fruit fills out the husk.

Soil Temperature: 70-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 3’-4’
Days to Maturity: 70-95 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 36"-48"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Photo by Penn Wagner available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.0 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Tomatillos love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6" deep at 7-day intervals. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the time each day until they spend a full day outside. Plant in full sun, except in hot climates where some afternoon shade is recommended.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest individual fruits when the husk begins to split or the fruit fills out the husk.

Useful Information

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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Customer Reviews

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Christy Melton
Unique and Delightful

I love to make roasted tomatillo salsa with these. It comes out with a hint of sweetness and a richness in the flavor that is very different than the average tomatillo. Give the plants lots of space to sprawl or give them a large tomato cage, they can be large plants.

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Kag
Well..

They came a little later then the predicted arrival date. I planted them inside immediately but they haven't spouted yet. It's been about 3 weeks. I'm hoping they are just slow.

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Mike
Everything looks good

It's still winter in Connecticut (we just got 12 inches of snow overnight) so obviously it is too early to plant. The seeds where well packaged and arrived in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to make another purchase.

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NinjAshley
Fast Shipping

I ordered these seeds along with others and received them super fast!

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