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Purple Tomatillo Seeds

Purple Tomatillo Seeds

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(~80 seeds)
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Wow! A purple tomatillo! Not only delicious but attractive, too. The purple fruits are much sweeter than the green types and rich in beneficial antioxidants. Let the fruit remain on the plant as long as possible until the husk splits for the best flavor and color. Tomatillos grow best in conditions similar to tomatoes (because they are related) but will handle a lot more heat. Grow two or more plants to ensure good pollination.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: About 20" tall and wide

Variety Info: Green, 1"–1¼" fruits turn purple and sweeter as they ripen.

Attributes: Heat Tolerant, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 80° – 85°F.

Days to Emerge: 10 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 36"