So I started a controversial online debate from my previous blog about Tomatillo and cryptocurrency. I’ve been bombarded with exciting questions, and I can’t answer them all one by one, so I am writing this blog to address all your issues. This blog will clarify the difference between a tomatillo and tomato, and the significance of a cryptocurrency versus a banknote. 

How are the tomatillos, by the way? They are on their 4th week inside my kitchen, and in about 4 more weeks, I’m ready to transfer them outdoors. If they can survive 4 more weeks inside the pot, surely, I can grow them in my garden without any problems. The weather has been kind to me, and it does not drop lower than the desired temperature to grow tomatillos. Beginner’s luck, eh? They’re starting to grow taller each passing week, and I was surprised they are leggy (long stems) and are about 4 inches tall now. I also thank some of my readers for giving tips about its germination and lighting.

The first order of business, let us settle the issue at hand: Tomato vs. Tomatillo; What is the difference? Which one is better? I did some research and collected some data to finish all the questions. They look similar physically; that’s why some people are confused; both are small, firm, and tart. 


Tomatillos are covered with paper-like husks and are native to South and Central America, especially Mexico. I could describe an exotic fruit (exotic for us, especially here in the UK), it as a hybrid between tomato and cape gooseberry. The raw tomatillos have citrus tartness and a bitter after taste. But when boiled, roasted and blitz, and made into a salsa, it becomes mild and is not harsh on your palate. Tomatoes are grown and harvested the whole year, but tomatillos are seasonal. The unripe tomato and tomatillo are always mistaken to be the same because they have the same color and is filled with many seeds and are fleshy. It will differ in the shade when the tomato ripens. The tomato may change to the color yellow, orange, red, black, or purple, while the Tomatillo remains green. It could be distinguished in shape and size too. I have planted tomatoes for almost ever since, and I have planted both cherry and beefsteak tomato. A cherry tomato is small, and beefsteak tomato can reach up to 0.99 pounds. A tomatillo is either small or medium in size. Though tomatillo in Spanish means “little tomatoes,” no, they are not! Which one is better? They both are great! 

Now to the 2nd order of business, BANKNOTES vs. CRYPTOCURRENCY. Let’s find out the pros and cons. Could cryptocurrency replace banknotes? That’s the question Ted and I were trying to discuss the last time I had tea. Since February of this year, their payroll at work is bitcoin. So far it is going well for him and his colleagues, for me as well since I have invested in bitcoin using CFD contracts. We had an intellectual discussion on how bitcoin accounted for the majority of the market’s capital. We agree that cryptocurrencies could replace the use of cash because it already does. There are a lot of establishments ranging from coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants who know accepts cryptocurrencies. I told Ted that carrying cash and cards won’t be necessary anymore, it’s all on your mobile phone. The pros? You don’t use your credit cards as often and avoid credit card fraud. The need to bring cash is not necessary, no more worrying about a stolen or lost wallet. How cool is that? For business owners and consumers, it could help decrease intermediaries in everyday transactions. Challenges and concerns arise if cryptocurrency dominates and replaces the use of cash. The first main concern is traditional currencies will lose value over time. If this happens, it will leave some people with lost assets. I guess we’ll never know what the future holds?