Tomatillo, Purple

Physalis ixocarpa
$2.99 to $5.00
SKU: 0775A
  • Organic
  • Purple fruits are very sweet
  • Fruits grow to 1-2 inches
  • Less sticky than other tomatillos

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

$2.99 to $5.00

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Tomatillo, Purple Description

Tomatillos were domesticated in Mexico and slowly adopted by Europeans. They are also known as the Mexican husk tomato or jamberry. It is a very popular fruit in Latin America and in pre-Hispanic times it was important to the Aztec and Mayan cultures.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.