Queen of Malinalco husk tomato

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Fri May 29, 2020 4:00 am

I had never heard of a tomatillo with few seeds before! I wonder if it's parthenocarpic.
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Fri May 29, 2020 6:59 am

I do not know, I will continue to observe the following fruits, perhaps these have been thrown by the plant and they are not yet too large
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Sat May 30, 2020 6:12 am

What is the taste like? Similar to tomato or different?
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Sun May 31, 2020 4:27 am

They have nothing to do with a tomato in flavor, it is a sweet and fresh flavor, like a jam. It does not occur to me that its flavor is similar, but it is pleasant on the palate
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:35 am

Hello everyone
Today he collected from my plants some qom fruit, indeed the fruits with the largest size if they have more seeds, the fruits have about 10 to 20 seeds, it is a sticky fruit, questionnaires separate a sweet apple and the aphids love it, they had problems with the aphids, this plant they love. I recommend putting the plant directly into the garden soil or in a very very large pot, it needs a lot of soil. I have enough seeds to give away.
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:26 am

Wow! You should try making a bit of jam to try. It should continue fruiting for a long time.

My plants have been hit by a fungus. There are brown spots and wilting on new growth. One QoM and one Purple tomatillo plants are hit so far, i hope it doesn't spread to the other plants. I tried spraying with fungicide, no help.
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:39 pm

Arnorrian, I am very sorry for your plants, I hope they recover. I have not had fungus problems, only problems with aphids, I will try to make some jam or make the recipe that friend JohnJones recommended.
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:31 pm

I'm sorry to hear about the aphids and fungus, too.

Aphids and fungus haven't seemed to bother my tomatillos, yet. We do get aphids on roses and other things, though. We normally just get these striped beetles living on the tomatillos. They don't seem to bother the plants.

Here's one of the beetles on a tomatillo of mine (not Queen of Malinalco):
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:59 am

I tried to grow the Queen of Malinalco. I managed to grow two plants from ten seeds. I couldn't grow to have any fruit. A friend sent me six fruits to taste. To be honest, I didn't like it very much. It may be workable, but I will no longer try to cultivate this queen. 8-)
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 am

I got a lot of fruit, but the plants were sickly. Not a fan of the taste either. I haven't tried making salsa, though.
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:33 am

I made Salsa with some of mine, mixed with tomatoes and some peppers. It tastes pretty good. I give some to a friend who made Salsa with them, no complaints
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:20 pm

I grew them this year. The fruits weren't as large as advertised although the plants eventually got huge. I was able to collect seeds from several of the ones in this photo, but I had a really hard time getting things started. Two of my seedlings died, so I ended up with only 2 plants which I initially thought were incompatible because I wasn't getting any fruit. Even hand pollination wasn't successful, however these eventually set once the bumble bee activity picked up. I do rather like the sweetness of the fruits and will admit I'm not that fond of regular tomatillos. These seem like more of a dessert fruit.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:57 am

Shule wrote:
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I had never heard of a tomatillo with few seeds before! I wonder if it's parthenocarpic.
Some of mine had few seeds, this year! They were also a bit hollow with thick walls like a pepper. The same kind has had a lot of seeds in previous years, and it has never been hollow before this year. Something's different.
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:38 pm

eyegrotom wrote:
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I made Salsa with some of mine, mixed with tomatoes and some peppers. It tastes pretty good. I give some to a friend who made Salsa with them, no complaints
Salsa is an exotic food for me. I don't know what is common for us, I would eat it. Sometimes it is sold in our country and also some chips (probably something from corn flour).
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Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:57 pm

I finally got to taste these! And I'm underwhelmed. Last year, of the few that germinated, no seedlings survived to plant out. This year, a single seedling survived and is thriving. All of the ones I've tasted so far are quite mealy, and look sort of translucent on the tip -- maybe I'm waiting too long to try them? They taste kind of like a tomato, but not good enough to eat the whole thing. I found several drying husks on the ground when I trimmed back the plant, and all of them looked the same inside.
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Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:17 am

I grew last year some purple tomatillo, and I think mealy is kinda normal for tomatillo, when it gets close to ripe. Huge plants, and the bees were going crazy for the flowers.
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Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:03 pm

Yeah, tomatillos do tend to have a mealy-type texture (although I may have had ones that weren't before).
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