Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) - The Ecuadorian Orange from Diggers fruited 1.5 years after planting, yielding delicious egg-sized fruits. The flesh spoons out easily, tastes like a ripe papaya with a touch of persimmon, and requires no additives.
If you’re wanting to grow something a bit more exotic in the landscape, how about growing a tree tomato tamarillo. What are tree tomatoes? Read here to find out, including how to grow a tamarillo tomato tree.
Cyphomandra betacea, Tree Tomato, also known as Tamarillo, is an unusual large shrub native to Peru. The trees grow ten to twelve feet in height and may be single or multiple stemmed depending on how they are trained. The large, rather oval leaves may be six to twelve inches long. Small, pinkish fragrant flowers appear in the spring and the fruits mature during the fall and following winter. Tamarillos resemble the tomato in appearance and taste somewhat sweeter.