Heirloom from Malinalco in southwest Mexico. The fruits of the tomatillo are surrounded by a thin Chinese lantern-shaped membrane. This membrane starts out green and turns yellow. These fruits ripen from green to light yellow. This tomatillo is larger and sweeter than other tomatillo varieties. The taste is an exotic combination of sweet and sour. The shape of this Queen of Malinalco is round and elongated to tapered. The flesh is nice and sweet and juicy.
Sowing Instructions: Can be sown at any time of year except early to mid-summer. Sow on the surface of moist, well-drained seed compost and sprinkle compost over the seeds as light is beneficial to germination. Place in a propagator or seal in a polythene bag and maintain a temperature of about 20C. Germination should take from 1-3 weeks and as the seedlings emerge, gradually increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents.