Red Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) Plants
FRUIT-TAMA-1-5Regular price $12.00
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.