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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: 14
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

71.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 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

2 out of 4 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

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Luisa
Location:
Tampa, FL, United States
Date:
October 26, 2018
          3.0
 
Interesting
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Rather pretty in the garden

What are the cons? Not many ripen at once, and th

Review:

I started these in April of 2018. They germinated so-so, about half of them.In mid May, I transplanted them, 3 to a 3 gallon pot. They basically sat there. In late May, I went on a 7 week drive to Alaska, and left my garden to the trust of God. We had lots of rain starting in June, so just about all my potted stuff survived, incl these. When I returned in July, they were about 3 ft tall. The leaves reminded me of eggplant leaves. I did not detect any smell. Finally started blooming about 3 weeks ago. The green fruits seem to turn orange overnight and you better grab em....I saw some orange fruit but didnt pick that day and the birds got em. They keep flushing with blooms and fruit and so now I have eaten them. The texture is sort of like a softish blueberry, the tiny seeds not a bother. The pulp is rather tropical, reminds me faintly of papaya. The lovely skin is very bitter, but not unpleasant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hydee
Location:
Dallas, OR, United States
Date:
September 21, 2018
          2.0
 
Agreed
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Grew fast

What are the cons? Fruit is not tasty

Review:

I just wish I would have read reviews before growing these. Or that baker creek would adjust the description to include the gross after taste on this plant. That being said, it’s a cool plant otherwise.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dre
Location:
Oceanside, CA, United States
Date:
August 31, 2018
          1.0
 
Pretty plant bad fruit
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easty and attractive plant

What are the cons? Fruit is horrible

Review:

Plant is very hardy, takes to drought and high heat well, but the fruit is just bitter with bad texture.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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