(90 days). (Physalis Ixocarpa) This variety stays green when ripe, with a husk that turns brown. Fruits are approx. 2" in size. Normally these are used when still green for salsa verde- very easy to make and the essential ingredient for Heuvos Verdes- (remember Green Eggs and Ham?). The husk shows up first, completely empty, then the tomatillo grows inside the husk, until it is full. That is the time to pick them for salsa- if left to ripen the husk will split and if left for too long after that they will get sweeter and lose the tang you want for salsa. Self seeds like dandelions- once you have them you’ll probably have them forever. You should get two plants, otherwise you may get a lot of pretty yellow blossoms, but no fruit.