Every year we grow several different varieties of tomato. I like to get heirloom tomatoes as they tend to have more flavor that you usually get from tomatoes from the store. This year in addition to tomatoes I decided to get a tomatillo plant. Tomatillos look like green tomatoes in a papery cover, and as a seedling the plant looks very similar to a tomato plant. But now that they’re flowering you can see a distinct difference in the flowers.
The flowers look like little bruised stars. The plant is growing quite vigorously, so I think I’m going to have to figure out what to do with a large harvest of tomatillos. This could be interesting as I only know of putting them into green salsa. I’m also growing some hot peppers, so that could work out.