Scientific name of Tomatillo plant is Physalis philadelphica (Syn. Physalis ixocarpa). It is a vegetable plant belonging to Solanaceae family. This plant is a native to Mexico. Tomatillo plants are mainly grown for their small, round fruits which are used as vegetables. Tomatillo is popularly known as ‘Mexican husk tomato’ ‘Mexican ground cherry’ and ‘Mexican green tomato.’ Its popular Spanish names are tomate de cascara, tomate verde, tomate de fresadilla, tomatillo, and miltomate.