Tamarillo

Scientific Name: 
Solanum betaceum (syn. Cyphomandra betacea)
Family Name: 
Solanaceae
Place of Origin: 
South America
Plant Description: 
Tamarillo - orange is a tree that is fast growing and produces a small egg shaped red fruit. Also known as the Tree Tomato.
Plant Height: 
Up to 5m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Dye
Of Interest: 
Fruit can be eaten fresh - scoop the flesh out, sprinkle with sugar, chill and enjoy. Can also spread the fruit on toast, made into a compote or used in tarts. Tastes like a cross between a passionfruit and tomato. Use as a dye too!
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Small Tree
Climate: 
Sub-Tropical

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