Valverde tomatillo is the tart Westsider that gets sweet in the heat: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

Valverde is a historic west side neighborhood that is a complex blend of light industry and single-family housing. It is the perfect place to grow Valverde tomatillo. A member of the tomato family, the Valverde tomatillo plant bears bright green fruits with a taste that is a complex blend of sweet and tart... As illustrated above on the Denver Neighborhood Seed Company packet shown above, the Valverde tomatillo is the biggest, sweetest tomatillo ever! This salsa star delivers truckloads of flavor to authentic Mexican chili and salsa. With 50 percent more sugar, Valverde tomatillos bring even more sweetness to the neighborhood that is home to the Sugar House swingers club and the King Soopers Bakery plant.

Valverde tomatillos are rich in vitamins A and C and provide a tart, lemony taste when used raw in salsas and salads. High heat enhances the sweet flavor and softens the fruit's thick skin. High in pectin and also known as a jamberry, a simple five-minute steam turns a Valverde tomatillo into a gelatinous goo that makes a delicious relish for grilled meats and vegetables.

Find the Denver Neighborhood Seed Company Seed Packet for your neighborhood: Alamo Placita arugula, Baker green peas, Belcaro broccoli rabe, Berkeley broccoli, Cheesman cucumber, City Park celery, Clayton sweet potato, Country Club cabbage, Cole pole bean, East Colfax okra, Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato, Five Points beets, Hale kale, Highland Hops, Lincoln Park Asparagus, Mar Lee sweeties cherry tomatoes, Marston crookneck squash, North Capitol Hill carrot, Park Hill pumpkin, Ruby Hill habenero, Sloan Lake purple pop top turnip, Stapleton Brussels sprout, Sun Valley horseradish, Sunnyside sunflower, University Hills parsnip, Wash Park condo corn, Washington Virginia Vale watermelon, West Colfax kohlrabi, Westwood zucchini, and Windsor cantaloupe.

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