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    Are tomatillos available here in DR?

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    Tomatillos are not a traditional fruit here. At one point there was an 'exotic' range being sold at Supermercados Nacional that included tomatillos/tree tomatoes as well as other non-traditional fruit like persimmons - have a look there.

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    I think it may be similar to the cape gooseberry, I have seen them growing wild, but havent seen them for sale- I havent eaten one in case I got it wrong

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    I never saw them in a Supermercado, but I think salsa verde may be available.

    For those of you unfamiliar with tomatillos they are similar to tomatoes but green with a papery covering over them. They are most often used in salsas:


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    I meant something else. What I know as tomatillo/tree tomato is this:
    Tamarillo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterInBrat View Post
    I never saw them in a Supermercado, but I think salsa verde may be available.

    For those of you unfamiliar with tomatillos they are similar to tomatoes but green with a papery covering over them. They are most often used in salsas:

    La Costena is the brand here that is ok RD$110 for 475ml. It has some stuff (chemicals) in it that is not so good but overall a good "warm" flavor. Excellent flavor combination with ground pork empanadas.

    So basically, tomatillos do not seem to be available here.

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    YES they are (Chiri's picture is right)! I buy them all the time in Supermercado El Pola; a pack of 8 is around $50 pesos. I always get asked what they are in the office, none of my coworkers knew what they were. They are delicious!

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    Thank you very much.

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    So what were you looking for. Tomatillos or Tamarillos?

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    I think he was looking for the green ones. Now I'm no longer sure whether tamarillos/tomates de arbol are sometimes called tomatillos (in Ecuador, where I first came across them) or whether I was confused.

    What does it say on the label, juanita?

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