Tomatillo, Purple de Milpa

Physalis ixocarpa
$2.99 to $15.00
SKU: 1413A
  • Organic
  • Purple-tinged fruits grow to less than 1 inch
  • Plants grow to 3-4 feet
  • Does not burst through husk when ripe
  • 70-90 days from transplant

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The tomatillo that grows wild in Mexican cornfields. Very small (¾") purple-tinged fruits borne on 3-4' tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. 70-90 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow it

Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self- supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.