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Dwarf Tamarillo
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Dwarf Tamarillo (25 seeds) (GR136) $3.50

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Dwarf Tamarillo

         
 
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Miniature version of our regular Tamarillo, and a close relative. But this one ripens smaller fruits 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. A beautiful ornamental as well! This South American native produced well in our Missouri gardens, 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: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

72.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 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

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0 out of 0 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

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Les
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
July 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Unique in every way.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? The fruits

What are the cons? The so called fragrant foliage

Review:

This unique plant is one of my favorites that grow. I think either the second or third year is when fruit started to develope. They now flower, grow, and ripen in a few weeks. Fast enough that I don't feel like I'm waiting. The use of the word fragrant to me is like saying the landfill is fragrant. It's only strong when you're up close but I do keep mine out in the open. It's reminds me of tobacco leaves scent that kind of strong fragrant. I wanted to sell/give them away but I have three mature four feet tall plants and three small ones. I'll be keeping them as I can eat the fruit like m&ms. They have a tropical flavor as mentioned and rather than pineapple I get a hint of mango. The skin is slightly bitter as mentioned you can peel but I've gotten used to eating them and barely noticed any bitterness. Do wait until they turn a good orange color even though the yellow orange is edible I think the bitterness is stronger if it's not fully ripe. if you like ground cherries get it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Travis
Location:
San Antonio, TX, United States
Date:
May 26, 2017
          4.0
 
wonderful with a bit ostrange
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? ornamental and promising fruit

What are the cons? Fruit need domestication

Review:

This plant was started in the Fall of 2016 with 90% germenation. This plant grew very fast to 2 feet and stopped growth when it became root bound. This plant will let you know it is thirsty with droopy keaves and that still gives you a day or so to water. In late Feburary i planted 5 in the ground and left one in a pot but reaolved the root bind. The plants in the ground quickly grew leaves the size of your head as appposed to the tea cups before. They all began to bloom a stalk that has clusters of white flowers like the regular tamarillo but in much greater number and they bloom in mass thather than in sequence. After one month fruit begin to yellow and when the color of the sun they have three flavors. As said they have a bitterness but in the plants i found that is mostly in the skin, followed by the seeds mass. what i do is to peel the waxy hairy skin and scoop the seeds from the very this meat. the meat has no bitterness. The seeds are still enjoyable after used to the minor b

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nik
Location:
Orange, CA, United States
Date:
January 31, 2017
          4.0
 
Worth a try dont eat skins
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Indestructible container-grown

What are the cons? Fruit

Review:

Ours has thrived in a container, hitting 6-7' and fruiting constantly. As some of my semi-tropicals have struggled, this has done nothing but thrive. Only hornworms have put any sort of dent in it, and it quickly recovered from that damage. Like others, I noticed a bitter aftertaste after trying my first fruit (which was initially delicious). I know regular tamarilloes are best served cooked, and the skin should first be removed (as it's particularly bitter). I haven't had a chance to try, but I suspect much of the flavor challenges noted can be avoided by just using the fruit's pulp and discarding their skins.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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