Purple (Baker Creek)
Darker and sweeter should be the motto of this Purple Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa). It produces plenty of large, 2-inch, husk covered globes, perfect for salsas, stews and chutneys. Ready to eat right off the vine in 90 days. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Tomatillos, too!
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.