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Tomatillo 'Purple' Seeds (Certified Organic)

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 and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

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 70-80
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25