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    I had a thought of growing these when I got Thomasina Miers Mexican cookbook, and then they turned up on Nigel Slaters programme last night. Has anyone grown them please. Are they similar to tomatoes as regards growing?
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    I grew two huge bushes - but didnt get a single tomatillo, In my case, just a waste of time.
    With regards the ease, they grow very well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    I had a thought of growing these when I got Thomasina Miers Mexican cookbook, and then they turned up on Nigel Slaters programme last night. Has anyone grown them please. Are they similar to tomatoes as regards growing?
    I am thinking of having a go myself - adore Mexican food and they looked so beautiful on Nigel's show last night

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    Pinging this as I bought a packet of seed? Am I rightt in thinking they're best grown biennially? I think I read that somewhere???

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    They need a long season, and a good metre cubed per plant.


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    I grew some this year in the greenhouse. Grew them just like tomatoes, they do grow tall and need support. Got loads of fruit but as Zaz says, they need a long growing season so I had trouble ripening, they don't seem to ripen off the plant as tomatoes do. Still managed to get a reasonable amount of ripe fruit and will definitely grow some again next year.

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    I grow the ever year, more delicate than tome, so i grow them inside in a pot, outside once it is good & back inside once it getscooler

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    cupcake - I've loads of Verde tomatillos - green ones if you'd liek to try some seeds before splashing out on a full pack?

    IIRC - you need a minimum of two bushes to set fruit. If you would like some, send me an SAE! (PM for address).

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