This is true in the central part of Mexico. In the rest of the country red tomatoes are tomate (as in puré de tomate - tomato puree) and green tomatoes are called tomatillo or jitomate verde.In México we call Jitomate the red tomatoes, and we call Tomate the green tomatoes.
I'm confused. What (if any) is the difference between tomate, jitomate and tomatillo?
I am in Puebla and everyone seems to know the distinction but me.