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Tomatillo Seeds

Tomatillo seeds develop into robust plants known for producing round tomato-like fruits in a husk. Tomatillos are known for their tangy flavor, which is for making salsas and sauces. They grow best in full sun and enjoy fertile soil that drains well. Tomatillo plants can tolerate some shading during the day. They are also fairly resistant to drought.

Survival Garden Seeds offers heirloom tomatillo seeds for sale, perfect for those who aim to cultivate unique ingredients. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their quality and vitality, ensuring a prolific and tasty harvest.

Growing Tomatillo Seeds in Your Garden

  • Tart flavor perfect for salsas and Latin American dishes
  • Drought-tolerant once established
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Easy-to-grow vegetable


Tomatillo is a relative of the tomato but is a distinct vegetable. They have been a staple in Central American cuisine for a long time. Tomatillo fruits are known for their acidic, citrusy flavor with a pleasant tang. The plants grow yellow flowers that attract pollinators, contributing to the garden’s biodiversity. Growing tomatillos is rewarding, allowing you to grow and create salsa verde from fresh, homegrown vegetables. Adapting well to various climates, they can be cultivated in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 13. In hotter, tropical areas without frost, tomatillos can be grown perennially outdoors.


Start tomatillo seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost, or sow them directly in the garden in spring when the soil has warmed. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep and maintain even soil moisture until germination, which is usually within 2 to 3 weeks from planting. Once seedlings are strong enough, thin or transplant them 18 to 24 inches apart in a spot with well-drained soil and lots of sunshine. Plants need room to grow and enough air circulation around them.


Tomatillos will be easy to maintain. If possible, place them in a sunny spot, but they will tolerate some shade during the day. Make sure to water regularly, especially during flowering and fruiting stages. Tomatillo fruit is ready for harvest when it’s firm and has filled the papery husk. The husk should be removed before cooking or eating.

Incorporating tomatillo seeds into your garden diversifies your harvest. They add a zesty flavor to your kitchen creations. With Survival Garden Seeds, your vegetable garden will be bursting with wonderful flavors and experiences like the fresh taste of homegrown tomatillos.

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