Tomatillo 'Purple' Seeds

Unusual deep purple tomatillo makes an ideal salsa with its sweet tart flavor

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This unusual deep purple tomatillo makes an ideal salsa with its sweet tart flavor. The tomatillos are encased in paper-thin heart-shaped husks that go from light green to burlap-colored as the tomatillos ripen. The tomatillos themselves will turn purple when ripe. Very decorative as a garnish and great grilled.

Though tomatillos resemble the look of a tomato, their flavorings are starkly different. As tomatoes sweeten with maturity, the purple tomatillo is fruitier and truly sweet-tart. Purple tomatillos are less tart than their green counterpart, and cooking them will enhance their flavor while also imparting a greater depth of sweetness.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Physalis ixocarpa
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 4 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25