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Old June 22, 2012   #16
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My purple tomatillo plant looks like a tomato plant. The nursery said all of theirs look like that. Does this sound right?

I have a regular tomatillo and a purple one planted together - I hope that works for pollination.
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Old June 23, 2012   #17
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My purple plants look just like my green tomatillo, not like a tomato. Are the still very young? They look very different as they grow older.
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Old June 24, 2012   #18
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No, they're not that young. They definitely don't look like a regular tomatillo. The nursery said they are just "purple tomatillo", seeds came from TGS. They don't know anything about them, but they said all of them look like that. I am very suspicious.
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Old June 25, 2012   #19
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First tomatillos! When I checked them today many were splitting their husks, so I wound up picking about 30. Now I will be cooking them for the first time. Mine are the purple kind. Yum!

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Old April 15, 2022   #20
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Similar to saving tomato seed? Do they need to rot in jar?
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I don't know the "right" way to save tomatillo seed, but I never ferment them in a jar. Instead, I roughly grate the flesh to set the seeds free and then swirl them in a jar of water to float off the flesh and discard it, repeating this several times. Then I spread the seed out on a paper plate to dry. Seems to work fine for me.
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Old April 18, 2022   #22
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I agree with @bitterroot. I have actually even put a tomatillo in a blender then strained the liquid and pulp out. Rinse the remaining seeds in the sieve-they are so tiny. Then I put them en masse onto a coffee filter and let dry in the laundry room. Easy peasy!
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