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Basic Collection Information and Status
Tomatillo (Physalis hederifolia cordifolia, Solanaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Zuni
Collection Site   New Mexico, United States (latitude: 35°; altitude: 6,600 ft / 2,000 m)
Collection Year   1982
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
This small sweet fruit has been semi-cultivated by the Zuni of northern New Mexico for more than a century. Can be blended with garlic, onion, chile and cilantro as a sauce.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
Tomatillo IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Tomatillos, "husk tomatoes," are used to make traditional and savory green salsas and stews. Related to ground cherries and Cape gooseberries.In the spring, plant seeds directly in the garden 1/4 inch deep, or start indoors and transplant. Allow 15 inches between plants.Flowers are both insect and self-pollinated, and varieties can cross. Tomatillos begin to ripen when they turn from green to light yellow. When the husk is dry and begins to split open at the bottom, the fruit can be harvested for seed. To remove seeds, puree ripe fruit with water in blender. Pulp will rise and seeds will sink.
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