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Physalis ixocarpa 'Purple'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: ixocarpa (iks-so-KAR-puh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple
Additional cultivar information: (aka Morado)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral annieshinko On Mar 22, 2013, annieshinko from charleston
United States wrote:

I grew the purple tomatillo last season and the plant grew huge, probably the biggest thing in my (small) garden. It had over 50 tiny yellow flowers all summer long and no fruit. After some research, I found out that there has to be 2 plants to cross pollinate. So this year I am going to try again and hopefully get some fruit!

Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This a medium large (0.7 ounces) purple fruited tomatillo which yielded about 15 tons/acre in the Purdue field trials.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Slaughter, Louisiana
Brown City, Michigan
Livonia, Michigan
North Charleston, South Carolina
Liberty Hill, Texas

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