Sweeter than the green types! Purple Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) yields large, 2-inch, husk covered globes on prolific plants. The bright violet colored flesh adds visual interest as well as a tart, citrusy flavor to salsas, stews and chutneys. (90 days) Learn How to Grow Tomatillos here.
Each packet contains approximately 30 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Similar to tomatoes, start indoors and transplant to the garden after the last frost. Choose a sunny location and provide plants plenty of room by spacing two feet apart in rows separated by five feet. Mulch well to conserve moisture and keep down weeds.
Harvest when the paper husks start to yellow and are loose and crinkly around the fruit. Kept in their husks in a brown paper bag, fruits will last a month or more — often until Thanksgiving — in the refrigerator.