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?)
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.