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Tomatillo Purple (30 seeds) (TL101) $2.50
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BULK SEED 1/8 oz (TL101H) $8.50
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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: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 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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By Ann 6 Mar 2014

2 out of 2 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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By Radish 16 Feb 2014

12 out of 12 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

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By supershwa 13 Dec 2013

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Debora
Location:
Adrian, GA
Date:
October 17, 2013
          5.0
 
Great Tomatillos
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? The flavor is superior

What are the cons? Hard to grow

Review:

I have had a hard time getting this tomatillo to grow. Because I have a hard time letting go of anything, I just left the plants alone. After "over-wintering", they produced beautiful large purple tomatillos. Far superior to the green tomatillos. Nothing else can compare :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Debora 17 Oct 2013

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
July 12, 2013
          5.0
 
Wait for them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Truly delicious

What are the cons? Want to harvest before ripe

Review:

I shared the experience of one reviewer earlier. These did not taste any different than regular tomatillos, were smaller and just got a barely purple blush on a few of them. So I gave up on them since the fruit was so small. Fortunately I didn't rip them out. I just left them where they were. The vines basically died and sat there with the tomatillos hanging limply on them. I went to pull the plants out and discovered that the tomatillos had turned purple inside the skins and, even though the plants were in terrible shape, the tomatillos were plump and no worse for the wear. I put aside my shovel and picked a couple of handfuls to test out in fresh salsa. Excellent!! The flavor is FAR superior to store bought green tomatillos. They are so good, I don't care about the smaller size (none of mine ever got bigger than an apricot). Just make sure you give them enough time to really ripen. It might take much longer than you expect.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By San Diego Gardener 12 Jul 2013

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