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Old October 10, 2011   #31
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The ones I bought were expertly labelled "tomatillos", no further info given. I'll look for the tan color then. Am going to try staking them with leftover poles and will see how much of the plant will stay off the ground.

The bees do like them when they bloom. I almost killed a large honeybee the other day because i thought from a distance it was a svb moth. It was really interested in the pumpkin, but flew to the tomatillo when I harassed it. I would've lost there, one way or the other.
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Old November 10, 2011   #32
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I live in Texas, West Texas, where it gets VERY hot in the summer. It is not unusual for temps to be over 100 degrees for day on end. The tomatillos do well in thistype of climate-much better than tomatoes!
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Old February 13, 2012   #33
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Can some one tell me what colour flowers do tomatillos have??
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Old February 14, 2012   #34
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Yellow, five pointed star pattern with a brown interior.
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Old February 14, 2012   #35
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Thanks A friend had this plant pop up in his garden that he had no idea what it was,i thought i may had been a Tomatillo but its got white flowers,so it cant be.
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I have some plants in my pasture that I believe may be some form of tomatillo since they definitely produce fruit that looks like a tomatillo. But, the plants have light purple blossoms with yellow centers. The flowers look like a five sided star and the leave of the plant look almost like an oak leaf. They definitely produce tomatillo like fruit but I don't want to try eating one when they get ripe if they aren't tomatillos. Does anyone know if there is a variety of tomatillo that has purple blossoms in the spring? I live in north Texas about thirty five miles east of Dallas.

I never realized what these plants might be until I saw some tomatillo fruit in a grocery store.
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