Tomatillos: Tomato’s Kissin’ Cousin

Tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa, and tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, come from different branches of the same family tree. They are cousins, both part of the nightshade family, along with eggplant, peppers and potatoes. Despite a family resemblance, they do have some notable differences. Tomatillos, unlike tomatoes, are not self-pollinating. You need to have more than one plant in order to set…
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