Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Plant

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 9 - 12

Adding homegrown Tomatillos to your cooking will punch up the flavor of any dish. Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo produces the biggest fruit of any variety and grows as easily as Tomatoes or Herbs in your kitchen garden. Each fruit develops into a dense, 3-4 ounce globe of pale green. Tomatillos are not only essential for making Salsa verde, but they give a distinctly sour taste to curries and creamy sauces. Grande Rio Verde Tomatillos are indeterminate plants with a large harvest of fruit late in the summer. Fruits are typically ready to harvest at 85 days from transplanting. 

Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Care  

Plant Tomatillos in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Average soil texture and a neutral pH are suitable. Tomatillos can be treated like Tomatoes and will need protection if planted outside when nighttime temperatures are below 50 degrees F. Regular watering and fertilizing help the plants produce large fruit. Stop fertilizing when the fruit is developing.

Growing Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo

Tomatillo is a vigorous grower and needs to be staked or caged for support while the plants are still small. Tomato cages or trellising is perfect. Make sure to tie new growth into a trellis regularly. Tomatillos can tolerate some shade during the day; shade early in the morning or late in the afternoon shade is acceptable. During scorching weather, Tomatillos may slow down the production of fruit. Prolonged temperatures over 95 degrees F will delay a harvest until the temperatures cool in late summer. 

Tomatillo plants are large but can be successfully grown in very large containers. 5-gallon or larger pots are perfect for Tomatillos. Fill the container with a soil-based potting mix with perlite added for drainage. Water plants regularly when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Fertilize every two weeks with diluted fish emulsion until the fruits begin to develop.

Watering Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo

Tomatillos require 1 inch of water a week and benefit from mulch around the root zone. Drip irrigation and soaker hoses will efficiently water the roots and will reduce excess evaporation and wetting of the foliage.

Feeding Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo

Use a liquid fertilizer for Tomatoes or an organic seaweed emulsion. Apply once every two weeks while plants are blooming. Stop fertilizing as the fruit begins to set.

Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo Plant
Other Name(s): Grande Rio Verde Tomatillo
Scientific Name: Tomatillo Grande Rio Verde

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.