soil wrote:what are you expecting them to look like hit or miss? they are supposed to be small-ish and turn yellow and drop off. if they are doing that you are getting fruit. just not eating them. peel the husks off. roast them in a cast iron skillet along with some onions, peppers and garlic. blender them together and enjoy.
I've always wondered what a tomitillo (yeah, I probably spelled it wrong
) tastes like. I'm going to assume it's not like a regular tomato.
I believe these plants are related to the ornamental plants called a Japanese lantern. These have bright orange husks late in the summer, with a small red berry inside of them. I've often wondered if you could eat the berry, though I'm not about to be the first to try