Purple de Milpa Tomatillo


  • Open-Pollinated: yes
  • Type: standard
  • Shape: standard
  • Color: dark purple husk with fruit that ripens to purple where exposed to light; skin turns green when cooked
  • Maturity: 75 days
  • Size: 2-3 oz fruit; 3′ plant (see my results)
  • Yield: see my results
  • Taste: “delicious raw or stewed”
  • Disease Resistance: ?


Sources: (where to buy)

  • Seeds of Change

Results from My Garden:


  • spacing: 18″
  • less than 1 oz tomatillos, on average
  • Yield: 7 lbs per plant, after hacking it back by about half, halfway through summer; most of this was in the fall
  • No disease seen
  • Pests: tomato hornworms, leafhoppers

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