Purple Tomatillo

70 days. Imagine the colorful sauces and salsas you can make with this purplicious Tomatillo! The golf-ball-sized, deep purple fruits have a tart flavor that is sweeter than green Tomatillos, almost plum-like, and they're less sticky, making them a wonderful middle-of-the-garden snack. The color deepens to its best hue after the fruits have been harvested and their papery husks removed. The plants' purple-veined leaves will appeal to the most passionate purple fanatic, too. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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  • A distant relative of the Gooseberry and the Tomato, Tomatillos grow inside their own little papery gift bags. This humble, delicious and fun-to-grow star of Mexican cuisine is enjoying quite a spike in popularity due to their prominent role in snappy salsas, piquant sauces and complex southwestern stews. High in vitamin C and beneficial antioxidants, Tomatillos have a sweet citrusy brightness and seductively compelling flavor. Without a doubt, Tomatillos are best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to being set outside in full sun after the last spring frost date. Once established in the garden, it thrives with virtually no attention, and is seemingly immune to blights, ailments or pesty insects. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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A distant relative of the Gooseberry and the Tomato, Tomatillos grow inside their own little papery gift bags. This humble, delicious and fun-to-grow star of Mexican cuisine is enjoying quite a spike in popularity due to their prominent role in snappy salsas, piquant sauces and complex southwestern stews. High in vitamin C and beneficial antioxidants, Tomatillos have a sweet citrusy brightness and seductively compelling flavor. Without a doubt, Tomatillos are best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to being set outside in full sun after the last spring frost date. Once established in the garden, it thrives with virtually no attention, and is seemingly immune to blights, ailments or pesty insects. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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