Queen of Malinalco - Husk Tomato
Queen of Malinalco - Husk Tomato

Queen of Malinalco - Husk Tomato


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Joe and his team spent a few years searching for old-time growers of the fabled ” Queen of Malinalco” husk tomato. Unlike the common tomatillo that is so ubiquitously used for Mexican green salsa, this old variety from the Malinalco region of Mexico is actually more like a sweet paste tomato! The unbelievably beautiful fruits are completely sheathed in papery husks like other Physalis species. The fruit grow up to 4 inches long and the plants are very productive. The fruit is used to make salsas; they can also be cooked up like tomatoes or simply eaten fresh. This is a stunning rare find from Joe and his team, and we are delighted to be able to offer this great rarity. Husk tomatoes will thrive where other tomatoes thrive, as they are easy and quick growers. Start young plants inside like tomatoes, and transplant seedlings after danger of frost when they are about 5-6 inches tall.

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