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Tamarillo or Tree Tomato (10 seeds) (GR118) $3.00
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Tamarillo or Tree Tomato

         
 
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(Cyphomandra betaceae) This fruit is extremely popular in Latin America and is native to the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is now becoming popular with gardeners in warm U.S. regions, or as a greenhouse plant. Fast-growing plants grow to 10 feet and produce red, egg-shaped fruit that have a taste similar to tomatoes. Popular in Mexico for making drinks or boiling with sugar.

 
Tamarillo or Tree Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

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17 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kiwigal
Location:
Auckland, UM
Date:
December 22, 2013
          5.0
 
Great Fruit
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? great fruit when handled right

What are the cons? tree not long lived

Review:

Americans will insist on cooking this fruit - DON'T! It toughens when cooked although added to a pork casserole etc it is fine and the flavour (sweet /sharp) complements fatty meat). Truly the best way to treat tamarillos is to strip the skin (boiling water for a few seconds then cold water - as for tomatoes) slice into a bowl and sprinkle on some sugar (amount depends on the variety of tamarillo...trad ones need more than newer hybrids) Then LEAVE IT ALONE for a few hours or overnight. The fruit becomes tender and the flavour develops. THE BEST with vanilla ice cream or rice or sago pudding - its sweet/sharp flavour goes well with the blandness of grain or milky creamy desserts. It is very rich in Vitamin C so don't destroy that by cooking. In this state it freezes well and I would not be without a tamarillo in the garden. Neither would most NZers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eddie
Date:
January 4, 2013
          5.0
 
Fast Growing
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

Fast growing to 3' first year, to 10' second year. Lots of fruit set but not yet ripened in fall/winter of second year. Fruit is elongated tennis ball size. 5' diameter foliage spread at top. Hopefully fruit tastes great. Will grow more plants to share this spring. Very easy to grow here in Oakland, CA.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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