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Tomatillo Purple (30 seeds) (TL101) $2.50
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Tomatillo Purple

         
 
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(Physalis ixocarpa) Beautiful purple fruit, large size. Many are a bright violet color throughout their flesh. Much sweeter than the green types; it can be eaten right off the plant. Turns purple when ripe; rare!
 
Tomatillo Purple
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lejla
Location:
Mostar, Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Date:
June 26, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Self-seeding, easy to grow

What are the cons? Nothing dislikes.

Review:

This is a third year I am successfully growing of tomatillo I ordered from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Actually, I only did a work first year, after that it was self-seeding plant that grows beautiful, abundant and really purple when fully ripe. I am living in Mediterranean climate, summers are very dry and hot, tomatillo seems to like it as it produces a lot by the end of November. I keep them in husk and it is incredible how long it can be preserved. I eat it mostly raw in salsa verde type of recipes, but I made it also cooked, roasted, all great. Wonderful plant that is threatening to overtake my whole garden this year. I will always grow it, maybe will try other varieties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ljrlundy
Location:
Huntington, WV, United States
Date:
February 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Delighted
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Good yield

What are the cons? NA

Review:

2015 was the first time I had ever heard of a tomatillo. Seeding them was interesting as they came up much quicker than expected. We transplanted them into the ground when they were sturdy enough to tolerate being outside. They grew quickly, but it was almost a month after growing almost 4 ft tall that they began to produce. Four plants produced enough tomatillos to make some delicious salsa and attracted lots of bees to the garden. I look forward to growing and harvesting the purple tomatillo again this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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37 out of 37 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ann
Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
March 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Great
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Colorful and flavorful

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is the first time we have tried to plant tomatillos. They took longer than I anticipated to grow. (All summer, before ready for harvest) They had wonderful flavor fresh. However, roasting them before use was a world apart. I will roast all of my batches from now on. It was super!! They will ripen if picked green (as before a frost), just leave in husk and wait.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Radish
Location:
Paso Robles, CA
Date:
February 16, 2014
          4.0
 
Terrific Tomatillo
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Heavy producer

What are the cons? Stops once it gets cold

Review:

The purple tomatillo was delicious. It was very tangy. The plant took a while to produce, but when it did we couldn't make sauce quick enough, and that was just 2 plants. The one thing I didn't like was how quickly it stopped. Tomatoes and peppers will produce until the frost kills them. The tomatillo died off October once the night temperatures started getting into the 40s.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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49 out of 51 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
supershwa
Location:
Denver, CO
Date:
December 13, 2013
          5.0
 
A colorful garden treat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easily grown in rich soil

What are the cons? Longer to mature than expected

Review:

I grew these and the Verde Rio Grande tomatillos in 2013. I started the seeds indoors (end of February) and transplanted them at the end of May. Indoors, I grew them under fluorescent lights, and hardened them off outside for a few weeks before transplanting. Plants grew to about 3' - 4' high and produced a lot of fruits (and my soil did not have enough amendments this year.) I noticed these tasted much sweeter if you let them mature on the plant for a while - after the husk splits open, the green fruit will be exposed. Once exposed to light, the fruit will begin to turn purple: the longer you wait, the more purple (and sweet) the fruit gets. They even last a long time after the plant dies.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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