Purple Tomatillo

SKU: 0775A
$3.95 to $9.40

Item Details

Dark purple fruits are smaller (1½-2") and have a sweeter flavor than green tomatillos. Makes an attractive purple salsa, also great grilled. Noticeably less sticky than most tomatillos.

  • 90 days from transplant
  • Organic
  • Purple fruits are very sweet
  • Fruits grow to 1-2 inches
  • Less sticky than other tomatillos

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Salsa
  • Freezing

Make sure to remove the papery husk on these fruits before storing them in the refrigerator.

Tomatillos are a key ingredient in green sauces and salsa verde. They can be chopped fresh and tossed in salads or thinly sliced and added to sandwiches. Adding them to salsas and other sauces that require cooking will enhance the flavor of the fruit.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self- supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.

  • Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
  • Germination: 14 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

Just green


The plants have done fine, but there's no hint of purple.

Such a beautiful color!


They were slow to start, but took off and completely outgrew their space on the trellis and I had to tie the side branches on to the trellis all summer long. They produced an abundant amount of fruit until frost set in the North-East. Color was mostly a deep purple and intensified with time. I used them for grilling and to make salsa, that retained the purple color.

Wow! That's a big plant!


Produces huge tomatillo plants that produce so much fruit the branches fall off if you don't pick them all.
Would be 5 stars if it got a bit more purple. I found that only the fruit at the very top of the plant got enough sun to really turn purple.
Makes delicious tomatillo salsa.