Tomatillo Purple Seeds
Info: Tomatillo Purple, also known as the "Purple de Milpa", is one of the most spicy varieties of the Tomatillos. Because of their expressive color, they are very popular. They are related to Cape gooseberry and are among the night shadow plants. They also have the prominent, lantern-shaped fruit pod. The traditional Mexican vegetables are often used for spicy, chili-flavored, salsa sauces. Besides the traditional use, you can also make delicious jam or chutneys from them. Of course, they are also raw or inserted a pleasure. They have good storage properties. Compared to the green variant the Tomatillo purple remain somewhat smaller.
Sowing & cultivation: The use of a nutrient-poor peat-sand mixture is recommended as a substrate. Coconut fibers or fine-grained perlite have proved themselves to be the best. The seeds should be distributed at 2-3 cm intervals in small seedlings. Thinly cover with substrate or sand. In order to reach the necessary germination temperatures, we recommend to pre-cultivate the seeds in a room greenhouse. Alternatively, there is also a warm window sill. Regular humidification during the growth phase is absolutely necessary. From a size of 10cm the plants should be supported with a rod. For planting, a sunny, warm and wind-sheltered location should be used with nutrient-rich, well-drained and humus-rich soil.
|Botanical name||Nasturtium officinale|
|Sowing||March to May|
|Harvesting||September to October|