Mountain eggplant, Tomatillo
Mountain eggplant, Tomatillo Mountain eggplant, Tomatillo
This lush-growing native from Mexico gives many fruits of about 5 cm. The fruits can turn from green to purple at maturity and are housed in a papery lantern. Mountain eggplants thrive in the field and bring high yields during the whole growing season. The fruits are a very useful ingredient in ratatouille and sauces, etc. It is an ideal replacement for eggplant which you can harvest for much of the growing season.
Sow at the end of March into seed trays in a warm place. When plantlets are 5 cm high you can transplant them into a pot or the field. Plant from May 20 in the field at a distance of 80 cm on all sides. Be sure to protect them from frost or plant after the threat of frost is gone. Tie stalks to a stake. Harvest the ripe fruit continuously from August into autumn. We recommend to cultivate at least two plants, as tomatillos are self-sterile.
Sowing quantity 2 g/Are