Tomatillos turning into seed

These photos show our tomatillos turning into seed for next year. First the fruit, still in its green container, starting to decay. Next, the container has lost its ‘flesh’, leaving a lacy cage for the fruit, which is starting to decay. In the third picture the fruit has rotted away, leaving seeds for next year’s crop. (click to enlarge)

This is our third season of growing tomatillos. We bought seed in the first year and they have efficiently self-sown since then. In fact, they have become a weed, albeit a tasty one. I described our first experience of tomatillos here.

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3 Responses to Tomatillos turning into seed

  1. Su says:

    Huh. Those are great photos and very interesting.

  2. Beth says:

    They are very interesting indeed. What a cool plant [and self-seeding to boot – awesome!].

  3. jmacg says:

    After a while the self-seeded plants lost their vigour. This year we are starting afresh with new seed.

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