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Growing Milpero (tomatillos) [moved from Home Cooking board]

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Anybody got a source for milpero seeds? (Or willing to dry some for us out in the boondocks?)

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  1. They're also known as tomate de milpa, miltomate, and tomate milpero. Tomate de milpa is the most common term I think, at least in Mexico. Tradewindsfruit has them under "Purple de Milpa Tomatillo." I don't think theirs are supposed to be especially purple, they normally turn at least partially purple when fully ripe, but I don't know.