Purple Tomatillo

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Introducing the Purple Tomatillo- a deliciously tart and tangy tomatillo that's perfect for adding zing to any dish! These beautiful little fruits are encased in husks and have a lovely purple hue that is sure to brighten up any meal. Whether you use them in salsa verde or as an addition to your favorite Mexican dish, these Purple Tomatillos are sure to please. The bushy, spreading plants grow 20 inches tall and produce fruits that are simply bursting with flavor. So don't wait any longer, add some Purple Tomatillos to your garden today and enjoy the tantalizing taste of summer all year long! Parts of the fruit show purple, especially after harvest.

Start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly transplants. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A few weeks before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Transplant about 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Tomatillo's are ready to harvest when the husk turns from green to tan. Plants will spread out over a large area but can be caged or trellised when space is limited.

Scientific Name: Physalis ixocarpa
Days to Maturity: 70-90 from transplant
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 24-36"
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 20"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No