This year I'm growing Verde Puebla tomatillos for the first time. I've never run into a named variety before. I've seen the purple kinds, the huge kind, and the regular kind, but never really a named one. I haven't a clue what it will be like, but I figure if Fedco sells it then it is probably good for my area.
So far they are growing well, but it seems they aren't quite stabilized or I have a mutant. I have two different looking plants in my garden. One is tall and stately. It doesn't branch as much as the other one. Its leaves are a lot bigger. I like how it looks alot, but tomatillos set fruit at each of the branches so more branches means more potential fruit.
But just potential fruit. So far the tall one has started setting fruit, but the short multi-branching one is not. It is flowering like crazy, but a lot of the flowers fall off without setting. I'm wondering if it just doesn't have enough leaf surface to set all those fruit. It will be interesting to watch them this year to see which is better. I can always save seed, but the seed would be crossed with one another so it would be a crap shoot what parent they would take after.