A diverse population of tomatillos descended from crosses between many common heirloom varieties. This landrace contains green, yellow, and purple fruits.
Tomatillos are a self-incompatible outbreeding crop which is particularly suited to landrace style cultivation. I have experimented with planting only seeds from purple fruits grown in this landrace, and they ended up producing many green and yellow fruits as well the following year. These phenotypes can certainly be stabilized, but it will take careful selection over quite a few years to do so.
I really enjoy growing them as an intentionally diverse population, and I recommend selecting for earliness and flavor, as well as maintaining phenotypic diversity. They make a delicious salsa verde!
Grown by Mike Jennings at Diablo Valley Farm
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