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Veliyath Gardens

Purple Tomatillo Fruit Plant (Physalis ixocarpa)

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Plant type

Common Name: Tomatillo, Husk Tomato, Purple Tamarillo

Botanical Name: Physalis ixocarpa

General Information:

Easily grown, container-friendly plant.

Also known as the Mexican husk tomato or purple tamarillo.

Belongs to the nightshade family.

Originated in Mexico and cultivated in pre-Columbian times.

The fully ripe fruits are eaten raw, similar to tomatoes.

Unripe fruits are commonly used in chilis and salsas.


Key ingredient in Mexican salsas and sauces.

Eaten fried, boiled, or steamed.

Health Benefits:

Reduce the risk of cancer due to the presence of withanolides with antioxidant, antitumor, anti-neurodegeneration, and apoptotic activity.

Support weight loss.

Help with arthritis.

Help control blood sugar.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: In 1 year

Maintenance Required: Moderate