Tomatillo Toma Verde Physalis philadelphica Type:garden to table — more! Hardiness:Zone 9 – 11 Mature Height:24-36in Light:sun (8+ hrs) Water:drought tolerant, requires regular watering Description 2” fruits are the staple ingredient in Mexican Salsa Verde. Native to Mexico and domesticated by the Aztecs around 800 B.C., the tomatillo is one of our most ancient food-bearing plants. Also used in salads. Determinate.