Tomatillo, Purple or Green Mixed

Tomatillo, Purple or Green Mixed

SKU: 093

Please note: due to mixed seed, this listing is for either Green (Verde) or Green-Purple (Purple Coban) Tomatillos. Choose this listing if you have no preference between colors, or want to enjoy a little surprise! Please also know that tomatillos must be de planted in bunches of two or more in order to yield any fruit. We recommend purchasing more than one tomatillo plant to ensure tomatillos to grow.


Below are the descriptions for both possibilities:

Tomatillo Purple Coban (purple image):

Physalis ixocarpa -  A flavorful tomatillo that is 1 inch in diameter, being green with varying degrees of purple on many fruit. Very popular in Guatemalan cuisine; seed company Bakers Creek collected this heirloom at Coban, Guatemala, a beautiful mountain town.

For more information on Purple Coban Tomatillo, visit our LEAF Wiki.


Tomatillo Verde (green image):

Physalis ixocarpa - This ancient vegetable has small sized, plump, firm fruits with a paper-like cellulose husk covering which resembles small green lanterns that hang downward on bushy annual plants. Also called “husk tomato”, this species originally came from Central and South America and was cultivated by the Aztecs before the conquistadors took it back to Spain. The interior is dense and highly seeded and bursts with a distinctive, tart, lemony flavor. Indeterminate, sprawling plants grow 3-4 feet tall and wide.

For more information on Verde Tomatillo, visit our LEAF Wiki.

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