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Physalis ixocarpa

For sale by Amaetha

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4 x plug plants
Purple Tomatillo
Beautiful purple fruit, large size. Many are a bright violet color throughout their flesh. Much sweeter than the green types; it can be eaten right off the plant. Turns purple when ripe; rare!

Physalis ixocarpa | Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, SA66
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.1 litres

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Plant Finder: about Physalis ixocarpa

Common names

Tomatillo, Jamberry, Mexican husk tomato


Physalis ixocarpa (Tomatillo). This species is raised commercially as an edible berry, It is a perennial about 1m tall, It produces large greenish yellow fruits borne in papery, purple-veined husks. The pulp is glutinous and is used with chillies in sauces.


They will prefer moist, well-drained soil with a position in sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seed or by division.

Interest and use

Fruit culinary

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Physalis ixocarpa | Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

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Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, SA66
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