Tomatillo Purple Physalis Ixocarpa

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Often 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.

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Tomatillo Purple Physalis Ixocarpa

Tomatillo Purple Physalis Ixocarpa. Often 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.

Cultivation Advice Tomatillo Purple Physalis Ixocarpa

  • 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.