Purple Coban


Collected in Coban, Guatemala by Baker Creek Seed Company.  A smaller tomatillo around 1″ in diameter.  Starts off green, but turns mostly purple when ripe.  Nice sweet flavor.  70 days from transplant.

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Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Physalis ixocarpa

Alternate Names

Mexican husk tomato


7-14 days


70-80 days from transplant

Ripe Color

Both outer husk and fruit are green with dark purple blushing. Harvest when fruit fills out its husk and husk begins to split.

Support Needed

None. Optionally, cage or stake to keep from sprawling.


Full Sun

Planting Method

Transplanting recommended. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Set out when all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Two or more plants are needed for proper fertilization and fruit set. Isolated tomatillo plants rarely set fruit.

Planting Depth:



Space plants 24" apart in rows 3-4 feet apart.

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