Skip to product information
1 of 1

Hortyjardín

Purple Shell Tomato Seeds

Purple Shell Tomato Seeds

Regular price $ 35.00
Regular price Sale price $ 35.00
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Origin: The Husk Tomato is native to Mexico and Central America. It has been cultivated for centuries in these regions and has spread to other parts of the world due to its distinctive flavor and nutritional properties.

Characteristics: The Husk Tomato is an annual herbaceous plant that can reach a height of approximately 60 to 90 centimeters. Its fruits, which are small and round, are covered by a thin, waxy green shell that protects the juicy, sweet pulp inside. The peel turns brown when the fruits are ripe.

 

Differences between green, purple and yellow peel tomatoes


Green, purple, and yellow husk tomatoes are three different varieties of husk tomato (Physalis ixocarpa) that differ in color, flavor, and appearance. Here are the main differences between these varieties:

Green skin tomato:

- Color: It has a thin, waxy green peel that turns brown when ripe.

- Flavor: It has a citrus and acid flavor, with refreshing notes and a slight sweetness.

- Appearance: The fruits are small and round.

Purple peel tomato:

- Color: It has a dark purple or intense purple shell that also turns brown when ripe.

- Flavor: Its flavor is sweeter and more bittersweet, with a more tropical touch and greater intensity of aroma.

- Appearance: Like the other varieties, the fruits are small and round.

Yellow peel tomato:

- Color: It is characterized by having a bright yellow shell that turns brown when ripe.

- Flavor: It has a soft and sweet flavor, with lower acidity compared to the green peel tomato.

- Appearance: The fruits are small and round, similar to other varieties.

In terms of culinary uses, all three varieties can be used in similar ways. They can be consumed raw, added to salads, sauces, stews or used in desserts and preserves. The differences in flavor between the varieties can influence the type of dish or recipe in which you prefer to use each one.

Instructions on the packaging

View full details