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Old July 9, 2011   #31
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Well, it's still a bit mystery to me how we got those fruits
I'm pretty sure that there is no any other physalis plants in our yard, we live next to small forest and my neighbours aren't gardening types. And there is no wild type of physalis here.
Well, doesn't matter, as long as we get some tomatillos
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Old July 10, 2011   #32
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Here are some pics of my tomatillos, the biggest are about the size of golf balls, and they take up about six feet of a 12 ft raised bed, that is 2 plants, raised from seed, had more but no room to plant them, so I gave them away, can't wait to try some recipes!
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Old August 9, 2011   #33
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Default 1st tomatillo harvest

I picked these yesterday, any recipes other than salsa?
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Old August 12, 2011   #34
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I did not realize that you need two tomatillos in order to have fruit. Please don't tell my plant, it is only one, and it is producing more tomatillos than I can keep up with. Is is a variety issue?
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Old August 12, 2011   #35
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I did not realize that you need two tomatillos in order to have fruit. Please don't tell my plant, it is only one, and it is producing more tomatillos than I can keep up with. Is is a variety issue?
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Sounds like you have a narcissistic Tomatillo this variety dosent need another Tomatillo to reproduce.


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Old August 12, 2011   #36
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Sounds like you have a narcissistic Tomatillo this variety dosent need another Tomatillo to reproduce.


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Well I got the seed from Glen Drowns at Sand Hill, maybe he's come up with something, probably doesn't even realize it ... Ha !
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Old August 12, 2011   #37
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Beefsteak,

I have an amazing recipe called 'Chicken Chile Verde' that showcases tomatillos. Actually, it's not really my recipe, but is straight from Joy of Cooking. I highly recommend it!

http://www.thejoykitchen.com/recipe....=1082&menu=one

Nathan

Also, a little tip here if you decide to use this recipe. I have found that the best way to roast the peppers is to slice them in half, cut out the veins and seeds, put them down on a baking sheet (skin side up, and also try to smash them down to lie as flat as possible), oil them up, then put them in the oven on 'broil'. I usually set my baking sheet to be just several inches below the broiler. You want the skin of the pepper to really blister, turn brown, and essentially separate from the pepper flesh. After that, let them cool, and they are really easy to peel.
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Old August 13, 2011   #38
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So excited my tomatillo plants are producing! Yay!

I found an online recipe very close to my all time favorite pork recipe with tomatillos. I serve it on a plate with black beans and rice. Tortillas on the side.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/pork-st...os/detail.aspx
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gtnate,

Thanks for the recipe!
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