Tomatillo Purple Seed Packet - Ferry-Morse

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The Purple Tomatillo is a uniquely colored tomatillo noted for its sweet, yet tart, flavoring. 

The plant itself provides a little visual flare with its striking purple-veined leaves. The small tomatillos form inside papery husks that ripen from green to a gorgeous deep, rich purple. This tomatillo variety will grow vigorous and highly productive plants.

Tomatillos are great grilled, diced for salsa or used as a taco topping.

  • Flavor: Uniquely sweet, yet tart.
  • Preparation Ideas: Adds a unique flavor to salsa.
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.25
  • Grows Best In: Full Sun
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 75-85 Days
  • Growth Type: Indeterminate bush
  • Planting Depth: .25"
  • Seed Spacing: Sow Purple Tomatillo seeds roughly 2' apart in rows, keeping rows approximately 3' apart.
  • Best Container Size: 18"+

Instructions: Start Purple Tomatillo seeds indoors in a sunny location 6 weeks prior to warm weather. Transplant outdoors in full sun when seedlings display 4-6 leaves and the weather is warm. Seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm. Tomatillos cannot tolerate frost.

Suggestions: To keep tomatillos clean and easier to pick, support with stakes or cages. Tomatillos require at least an inch of water per week.