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Purple Tomatillo


Deep purplish green fruits ripen to yellow. Tomatillos are a force of nature. They grow like weeds into lush plants the size of small trees & yield huge quantities of fruit that, in the right hands, can be turned into spectacularly delicious sauces & salsas. They self-sow readily, tolerate too much water & too little, and attract the eye with their shiny leaves and ornament like husked fruit. The purple hue of this variety makes for a show stopping salsa that blushes at the touch of a tortilla chip. Sprawling heavily branched plants have deep dark green leaves & small, pretty, brown flecked cupped yellow flowers. Fruits start out deep purplish green and ripen to a light yellowish green with a large purple blush on the bottom. Flavor is great & yield is heavy. Overloaded with fruit? Remove the husks, place in zippered plastic bags, and store in the fridge- they’ll last several weeks. Certified organic. Non-GMO, open pollinated seed. Seed count: 25. Artwork by: Lillian Edwards
Growing: Start tomatillos 6 weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors after threat of frost has passed. Tomatillos can be staked to make them easier to handle& take up less space in the garden. A simple 4′ wooden stake or 4′ section of 1in conduit will suffice per plant. (If growing several plants stake with a basket weave as you would tomatoes.) simpky tie the stalk to the stake as the plants grows every 6in. Harvest fruits when they have filled out the husk. To use, remove the husks and rinse before proceeding with recipe.

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About the Merchant

Hudson Valley Seed Company | Accord, New York, USA | Est. 2004
Hudson Valley Seed Company is committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. A values-driven seed farm celebrating responsible seed production and stewardship from the grounds of their certified organic farm in upstate New York where they produce heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds, paired w/ beautiful garden-themed contemporary art-adorned packaging to stoke your horticultural imagination. We exclusively stock these limited release “Art Packs.”

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Weight 0.1 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 0.5 in