Tomatillo Seeds - Plaza Latina Giant Green
- Seed Count: 25
- Maturity Date: 75-85 Days from Transplant
- Fruit Characteristics: Large Green, Measuring 3-4" in Diameter
- Plant Growth: Features Tall, Robust Plants
- Origins: Sourced from Mexico and Marketed at Plaza Latina
- Size Advantage: Larger than Common Market Tomatillos
- Nutritional Value: Boasts a Higher Nutrient Profile
- Growth Pattern: Annual, Suitable for Warmer Climates
The Plaza Latina Giant Green Tomatillo isn't just any tomatillo. It has a rich lineage, tracing its roots back to Mexico, a country renowned for its diverse and delectable produce. From the vibrant stalls of Mexico, it journeyed north and found its way to the Plaza Latina Market, where it garnered attention for its impressive size and rich flavor profile. While many tomatillos can be found in markets, the Plaza Latina Giant Green stands out, making its mark in both gardens and cuisines.
This particular tomatillo variety is celebrated for its versatility. Its large size, combined with its vibrant green hue, makes it a prime choice for salsas, especially the classic salsa verde. Furthermore, its slightly tangy and fruity flavor profile complements various dishes, from enchiladas to stews. Given its superior nutritional profile, incorporating Plaza Latina Giant Green Tomatillos into meals not only elevates the taste but also the health quotient.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Starting indoors is recommended, planting seeds around 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Once the seedlings have developed and the threat of frost has passed, they can be transplanted outdoors. Choose a sunny location, spacing plants about 18-24 inches apart to allow for their tall growth. Tomatillos are unique in that they are self-incompatible, meaning two or more plants are necessary for cross-pollination and fruit set. Water consistently, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. As the plants grow, they'll produce beautiful lantern-like husks, which will house the developing tomatillos. Harvest once the husk splits and reveals the fruit, ensuring the pinnacle of flavor and nutrition.