Common name : Husk Tomato, Mexican Husk Tomato

Scientific name : Physalisphiladelphica

Family : Solanaceae

Native land : Mexico

It is a small herb. All parts of the tomatillo plant are poisonous except the fruit, for which the plant is cultivated. This particular genus is characterised by the presence of pendant flowers and an envelope, known as the calyx or husk, which encloses the fruit. The tomatillo grows to an annual height of 1.2 metres. The fruit is large, round and sticky. The pulp of the tomatillo is a little sweeter than that of the tomato, and the flavour has been compared to an apple. The most common recipe for the tomatillo is salsa verde.

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