Purple Tomatillo

Physalis ixocarpa | SKU: 0775A
3 Reviews
$3.75 to $9.40
  • Organic
  • Purple fruits are very sweet
  • Fruits grow to 1-2 inches
  • Less sticky than other tomatillos
  • 90 days from transplant

$3.75 to $9.40

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Item Details

Dark purple fruits are smaller (1½-2") and have a sweeter flavor than green tomatillos. Makes an attractive purple salsa, also great grilled. Noticeably less sticky than most tomatillos. 90 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow Purple Tomatillo

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.

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews


Just green


The plants have done fine, but there's no hint of purple.

Such a beautiful color!


They were slow to start, but took off and completely outgrew their space on the trellis and I had to tie the side branches on to the trellis all summer long. They produced an abundant amount of fruit until frost set in the North-East. Color was mostly a deep purple and intensified with time. I used them for grilling and to make salsa, that retained the purple color.

Wow! That's a big plant!


Produces huge tomatillo plants that produce so much fruit the branches fall off if you don't pick them all.
Would be 5 stars if it got a bit more purple. I found that only the fruit at the very top of the plant got enough sun to really turn purple.
Makes delicious tomatillo salsa.