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Purple Tomatillo

Physalis philadelphica
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Typically available from early spring through mid-summer. Check with your local store for current availability.

Heirloom, purple tomatillos grow with a papery husk that splits open at harvest time. Sweet, tangy flavor is excellent for making sauces and salsas. Requires a pollinizer.

Draw pollinators into your garden with pollinator-attracting plants.

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  • Size: 3'-4' tall, 3'-4' width
  • Days to Maturity: 75 Days
  • Productivity: 1"-2" Round fruits
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate to High
  • Growth Habit: Upright

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched garden soil 1-2 weeks after last frost. Leave 1'-2' of space between each plant. Fertilize when transplanting and when flowers are about to bloom. Water early morning or late evening. Harvest tomatillos at 2"-3", or when husk splits. ebstone-organics-surestart,bonide-captain-jacks-dead-bug-flower-and-vegetable-dust,greenall-soilbooster,tomato-cage-4-ring-3-leg,ebstone-organics-tomatoevegetablefood