TOMATILLO PURPLE - organic seeds
Referred to as husk tomatoes, this attractive purple variety produces good crops of 2 celled rounded berries, 1 to 2 inches in diameter, enclosed in the thin husk of it’s extended calyx. This perennial, often grown as an annual naturally sprawls and is therefore best supported, reaching up to 3 or 4-feet tall and 3 to 4-feet across. The purple fruit completely fill the lantern looking husk with a solid flesh. Raw tomatillos have a zesty tart flavor that develop a herbal lemon flavor when cooked and are most commonly used in Mexican type recipes, raw or cooked: salsas, gazpacho, and guacamole.
Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots. Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out at least 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered.
- Provide support as the plants will naturally ramble.
Packet 10 seeds