Tomatillos are related to tomatoes, and look like smaller versions, only encased in a papery husk. Most commonly known as the main ingrediant in salsa verde, tomatillos turn from green to yellow when fully ripe, but are usually eaten while still green. They have a tart, yet sweet, flavor. Native to Central America, tomatillos are used in stews, molés, and salsas.
You can grow your tomatillos just like tomatoes. The plants are bushy, spread to four feet tall and wide, and need support to stay upright. These annuals will flower and bear fruit until killed by frost.