Purple Striped

Crop: Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Mel Sylvestre

OSSI Pledge Date: 4/16/2018

Release Date: 4/16/2018

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


‘Purple Striped’ tomatillo arose from an accidental cross between a Mexican strain tomatillo and a purple tomatillo that was noticed in seedlings the next year. The variety is notable for its early maturity and strikingly patterned husk with purple stripes on a dark green background. The variety has somewhat a more open branching pattern than ‘Purple de Milpa’. This variety was developed by Melanie Sylvestre in Vancouver, BC.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners