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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Tamarillo Or Tree Tomato


You can eat this healthy, exotic and tropical South African native fruit in salads, juices, stews, roasted, in bread, or simply, cut them in half and eat them fresh. Your choice. But I guarantee you that you will love this fruit any way you decide to eat it.

Red Tamarillo Salad With Basil

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It is South American native but you can grow it in your back yard from seed or a small plant bought in a nursery in your area.

Tamarillo Juice…Yummy!

It is a small-growing shrub or semi-woody tree reaching heights between 10-18 feet (3-5.5 mts.).

Tamarillo trees bloom in early spring, producing fragrant pink flowers. These blooms will eventually give way to small, oval or egg-shaped fruit, reminiscent of plum tomatoes—hence the tomato tree’s name.

Tamarillo Sesame Pork With Ginger

Tamarillo Loaf Cake

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Baked Tamarillo With Maple Syrup And Crème Fraiche

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9 thoughts on “Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Tamarillo Or Tree Tomato”

      1. Yes, we do get some fresh produce Martha, but it is often not produce flown in at its peak, like our strawberries are more yellow than red and really tasteless. What I love in Winter is the clementines. Soon they will no longer be carrying them (just November through March here in Michigan).

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