Toma Verde is a favorite Tomatillo variety because of its earlier maturation and exceptional sweetness: it tastes like a cross between a lemon, a pineapple and a tomato. This dependable, prolific variety also produces larger size fruit than others, up to 2” in diameter. Underneath its papery husk, Toma Verde is deep, bright green. As it ripens, its verdant green color pales to a less intense, slightly soft green color with an almost golden blush. To help manage Toma Verde’s enthusiastic, rangy, semi-determinate growth, surround each plant with a large Tomato cage, or even better, a three-foot diameter cage made of reinforcing wire. They develop into bushy, sprawling plants that measure between three and four feet across.