Tomatillo- Michoacan Purple
Synonyms: Physalis philadelphica Lam
- Annual, 120cm
- Attractive small purple/green fruit
- Great raw or cooked
Annual from Mexico growing to 120cm. Plants produce delicious green/purple fruit that is encased in a papery husk called a calyx. Fruit is ready to harvest when the calyx becomes brittle and begins to split. Calyx is not edible. Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Is used in salsas, sauces, jams and preserves. Unripe fruit is also used extensively in curries, soups and stews. Also known as 'Husk Tomato' or 'Mexican Tomato'. Heirloom.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and early summer|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||70-90 days|
|Care:||Keep well watered. Do not over water. To reduce the risk of disease do not overhead water. Fruit is ready to harvest when the husk becomes brittle and begins to break. Do not eat husk. Protect from cold weather.|
(Product number: A4-12)
|Botanical name:||Physalisi ixocarpa|
|Botanical synonyms:||Physalis philadelphica Lam|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||115 seeds|
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