Red Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) Plants

Red Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) Plants


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Tamarillo or Tree Tomatoes will give you a taste of tropical sunshine, even if you don't live in an area with a subtropical climate.  This small bushy tree produces delicious red fruit with an intense, tangy flavour.  

Urban Bounty Tamarillo plants come in a 1.5 litre pot.

What are Tamarillo (Tree Tomato)?

Tamarillo are a small South American tree or shrub that originates from the Andes mountains.  They produce edible red fruit and has fragrant pink blossoms. Also known as Tree Tomatoes, Tamarillo trees look right at home in a tropical or Mediterranean style and are often grown in warm coastal gardens.

Culinary Uses for Tamarillo (Tree Tomato)

The fruit often features in Mediterranean, middle eastern and European cuisine.  We love to scoop out the orange flesh and dark seeds and enjoy Tamarillo raw. (You can eat the skin, but it has a very bitter taste.)  They are also super-delicious roasted with brown sugar and served with meringue!

Growing Conditions - Tamarillo (Tree Tomato)

Tamarillo are self fertile (so you only need one to produce fruit) but two trees are likely to give you a better harvest.  You do need a bit of space for this plant as they can grow 2 - 3 metres high.  Plant Tamarillo in a sunny spot that is sheltered from the wind and the frost.  They will thrive in rich, well-drained soil and with lots of water.  Plant in spring after the last frost.   Marigold, borage and calendula are good companion plants for tamarillo. 

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.