Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Yummy Treat

If you're looking for just a little extra treat to put in your food garden (and have a few extra square feet), may I suggest these pineapple tomatillos.   

These can be grown for much more than salsas and mexican fare, they are great for munching on in the garden.  This is the only way I've ever eaten them.  They have a sweet flavor much like fruit.  Some say the flavor is like pineapple, but I found it less defineable.  The fruit falls off the plant onto the ground when it is ripe.  This makes another fun way to share the garden with your children! 

Tomatillos are grown just like tomatoes.  Start the seeds in the house and transplant them out about six weeks later after all danger of frost.  I put these in the hoophouse along with the tomatoes, and they started ripening in earnest in September. 

My sister suggested these tomatillos to me a few years ago, and boy was I pleased.  Thanks sis!

These tomatillos are available at Cook's Garden.  A Google search will bring up several other seeds sources also. 

Click here if you'd like to visit the page on my website that has several other great tasting varieties.  I love great flavor!

1 comment:

  1. You're welcome. I think I'll get a plant this year. One vendor at the Farmers' Market sold them last year but I neglected to get one. Hopefully they'll be there again.