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Cotztomatl Seeds

Very sweet and perfect for pies, jams and preserves of all kinds.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO TWO weeks to arrive.
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Details

These fruits are extremely rare in cultivation. We cannot find another seed source that carries them. They are related to ground cherries, and there is a small fruit inside of each paper husk. One way that they differ from ground cherries is that they have a sticky coating on the fruits like tomatillos do. Their flavor is very sweet and they are perfect for pies, jams and preserves of all kinds. Also great for fresh eating! We are always excited to grow things that are extremely rare or hard to find.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Physalis costomatl
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25