Verde is a popular variety of Tomatillo, which belongs to the Physalis genus (Physalis ixocarpa 'Verde'). A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Verde is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).
Verde Tomatillo needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Verde
Verde likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Verde is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. As a rough idea of the types of climates Verde does best in, check to see if your local area is within USDA Hardiness Zones 5 and 11. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 as Tomatillo is a weakly acidic soil to neutral soil loving plant.
Growing Verde from seed
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.47 feet (76.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.58 inches (1.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 24°C / 75°F to ensure good germination.
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Verde is a tender plant.