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Purple De Milpa Tomatillo Seeds

Purple De Milpa Tomatillo Seeds

Tomatillo Seeds

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If you want to grow a highly unique, colorful tomatillo variety, you cannot miss out on the striking Purple de Milpa Tomatillo! In Mexico, these tomatillos grow freely in cornfields and are harvested for personal use and for selling in town. The word Milpa is translated into “cultivated field,” and is known as a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica.

These tomatillos have a sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other varieties, and are delicious roasted, stewed, in salsas, salads, and sandwiches. The Mexican heirloom variety produces very small, ¾” purple-tinted tomatillos that grow on 3-4" tall plants. This will ripen from green to purple and is known to grow like a weed with little care.

They will grow best in warm weather with sun and requires warm soil for germination. Similar to tomatoes, they are drought tolerant and will do well in containers and pots if you live somewhere with a short outdoor growing season. This is native to Mexico, so they are not frost tolerant. They can germinate within 7-10 days and takes 70-90 days to harvest.

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  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 70 - 79 days
  • Growing Instructions

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    Getting Started

    So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

    • What You'll Need

      Soil and Tray Method

      Seed Starting Supplies 
    • Plant your Seeds

      1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
      2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
      3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
        You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
    • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

      5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

      6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

      Starting Peppers from Seed