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Tomatillo plants are very rewarding to grow. They get big fast, they produce very well and in our desert heat they keep producing long after the other plants have succumbed to the dog days of summer.

Tomatillos have wonderful yellow blossoms that look very festive in your garden, then they produce a pod. Don’t be confused like we were, the pods grow first and then the fruit grows to fill the pods. When the pods feel fairly full keep an eye on the fruit, it should be picked after the pod splits.

Tomatillos flavor and bitterness can vary from plant to plant and even from limb to limb, who knew? So it’s best to have a bunch for your recipe…

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