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Dwarf Tamarillo (25 seeds) (GR136) $3.50

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Dwarf Tamarillo

         
 
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(Cyphomandra abutiloides) Miniature version of the regular Tamarillo, and a close relative. But this one ripens smaller fruit in clusters. When fully ripe, each fruit is a deep golden-orange. Very sweet, fruity, tropical flavor, with overtones of pineapple—dwarf tamarillos are superb for juicing, whipped into smoothies, or eaten out of hand. The foliage is very fragrant, and at all stages the plants are very lovely and ornamental! This South American native produced well in our Missouri garden, but may need greenhouse cultivation in the North. In frost-free conditions, it eventually grows into a small tree. Super delicious and easy to grow!
 
Dwarf Tamarillo
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

76.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SmallSpace
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
June 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Flavor best in cool weather
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Correction: Cool weather best

What are the cons? Flavor not great in high heat?

Review:

My trees are still alive and mostly well (white fly is a problem this time of year), but the fruit has become bitter and small again. For now, I'm leaving fruit to the birds and will resume harvest when the temperatures drop. Or perhaps it's the white flies that I need to spend more time killing before the fruit quality will improve.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SmallSpace
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
May 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Have patience
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Additionally...

What are the cons? None

Review:

Additionally, the bitterness was far more prevalent when the tree was younger--during the first crop and, in my experience, it's not uncommon for plants to produce inferior fruit in the beginning (tiny okra pods as tough as wood, for example). Now that my trees have matured, the fruit is bigger, ripens sooner, and is much less likely to have bitter skin--once every 100 or so with the rest so sweet that on some days, after eating 1/3 of a cup of them, I feel I've overdosed on sugar.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SmallSpace
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
May 25, 2019
          5.0
 
Always Fruiting Nice Flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Always Fruiting, Flavor, Fast

What are the cons? None

Review:

The second crop was better than the first, and the tree is always fruiting with small harvests about three days apart. When ripe (any shade of orange with no green remaining), I think of them as tiny mild mangoes. Neighbors who try them like them. Additionally, it's a fast growing tree that doesn't mind being in a pot. At 14 months, with two trees in one big pot, my goal of fully shading a window has been reached!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Phoenix AZ
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
March 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Not Bitter When Totally Ripe
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

First, patience is key with this fruit as with some others. Even a green tomato can be bitter. With the dwarf tomatillo, completely orange is not enough. Once all green is gone, wait still another few days until the fruit is soft, then pick it. Juice might even start to push through the tiny hole at the bottom when ripe enough. The fruit is not as intensely flavored as some, but it is sweet, enjoyable, and unique. Next, the leaves initially smelled like burned rubber. But after the plant matured, they smelled perhaps herbal--nothing unpleasant, just strongly aromatic when rubbed with fingers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RobieTheFabulous
Location:
Birmingham, AL, United States
Date:
January 26, 2019
          1.0
 
Bitter
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific and strong grower onc

What are the cons? taste!

Review:

Didn't fruit the first year so I dug it up, put it in a bucket and it survived in an unheated greenhouse and several days of below freezing temps. Was so excited to taste these after waiting so long. What a disappointment! The skin is bitter, and the insides....nope, just nope. Won't be growing these again and wasting precious garden real estate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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