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Purple Coban Tomatillo (30 seeds) (TL103) $3.00

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Purple Coban Tomatillo

         
 
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70 days. A flavorful tomatillo that is 1 inch in diameter, being green with varying degrees of purple on many fruit. Very popular in Guatemalan cuisine; we collected this heirloom at Coban, Guatemala, a beautiful mountain town.
 
Purple Coban Tomatillo
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SH in Zone 5
Location:
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Date:
February 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Pretty and Tasty
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, attractive

What are the cons? None

Review:

Have tried 3 types of tomatillo, and Purple Coban are my favorite for taste and looks. The skins add pretty flecks of purple to green salsa (the tomatillo flesh is solid green). In raised beds, plants reach 5 ft and eventually need support. I transplant outside in late May, and a few first fruits ripen in mid August. Harvest is ongoing and increasing until frost kills the plant. Paper is easiest to remove when fresh, but if you aren't planning to eat them right away leave the papers on and they'll last at least 2 weeks at room temperature (I haven't tried keeping them longer than that). For best flavor, harvest when paper starts to split (fruit is outgrowing its paper), remove paper, then broil or grill until slightly charred (a few may explode in the oven).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mathew
Location:
Denver, CO
Date:
December 31, 2014
          3.0
 
Funky tasting tomatillo
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Exceptionally prolific

What are the cons? Tastes peculiar

Review:

These grew very well in my Denver garden. The plants reached about 4 feet in height, and fruited very early. The fruits were small...about the size of cherry tomatoes, but they made up for thier small size with vast quantities of fruit that ripened to a lovely blueberry color wherever the husk split, exposing the skin to sunlight. The fruit that ripened to purple had a very unusual flavor that was not exactly enjoyable - I can't really describe it with any words other than 'funky'. It reminded me of body odor. After discovering this, I harvested most of the fruit while still primarily green, and these green fruits tasted more like the tart, limey flavor of tomatillo that I am accustomed to. I should mention, I use tomatillos for salsa mostly, and in red and green chili, and none of that off flavor could be detected after cooking or roasting, but I don't know that I'd grow these again. Still, I'm happy to have the seed in my collection.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marsha
Location:
Tucano, GU
Date:
January 15, 2014
          4.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, even before falling

What are the cons? Needs abundant water, cool

Review:

This is a beautiful fruit. Unlike our native tomatillos, which are bitter before they fall, the Cobans are sweet and a beautiful addition to fruit salad. Couldn?t take the tropical summer, but bore well in our tropical "winter".

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Adam
Location:
Peterborough, NH
Date:
November 15, 2013
          4.0
 
Champs
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy

What are the cons? none, really

Review:

Surprisingly hardy. Produced reasonably well even though I only had two in the garden (I've had trouble with this before. Tomatilloes are finicky pollinators.) Not the most prolific, but then again I wasn't growing them under ideal circumsances. All in all these things were little champs; just kept on goin.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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