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Old June 30, 2012   #1
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Default Need ID. I think I have tomatillos!





Found these in my perrenial garden, must be seeded from the previous owners of this farm.

So what do I have ? There are tiny green fruit inside the husks.
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Old June 30, 2012   #2
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I haven't grown tomatillos in at least 30 yrs. and I only grew them once, but I do remember that the fruit was very sticky. Wait for the husk to dry.
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They look like a weed we have here. They don't look like tomatillos to me the leavs are wrong.

Please don't eat till you have a sure fire ID on them.
Many plants that look like this can kill you in a horrible way.

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There are no ripe fruit, they are still very small.

Probably just a weed.
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I agree with Worth. The leaves don't look anything like tomatillos.
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The closest I can come up with is Physalis longifolia (Longleaf Groundcherry). It's considered a noxious weed. The berries should be cooked before consumption.

Much more info. and guidance for positive id at:

http://www.missouriplants.com/Yellow...olia_page.html
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My knowledge, on this subject, is so infinitesimally small that I will defer to the more cautious and knowledgeable Worth.
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