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TAMARILLO - ORANGE

Tamarillo - OrangeBotanical Name: Solanum betaceum
Description

Fast growing small tree that bears heavy crops of sub-acid succulent fruit. This orange selection is usually milder and sweeter than the red tamarillo. Prefers well drained soil in a sheltered position. Also known as Tree Tomato.

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Tamarillo - Orange

I have a tamarillo growing in cold Armidale. It is north facing and sheltered from frost by overhanging bamboo. Major crop (a big one) only after 3yrs. Leaves and tender shoots are killed by frost, but regenerate to provide a nice sweet crop in May-July. | Steve Walkden-brown - Armidale, NSW 10-Jun-2007
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Tamarillo - Orange (Cutting) 8/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1988 days 18hrs

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This tree is very easy to look after, but needs a good drink in dry weather, and a bit of protection from very strong winds.  It fruits a couple of times a year, and I find that if I take the fruit off just as they are turning orange, the fruit fly seem to leave it alone.  It is very shallow rooted, and a couple of mine have been blown over in strong winds.........and unfortunately they don't seem to recover very well.  From then on, they always seem to wilt, no matter how much I water them!!!  I have also had a couple fall over from termites in the roots.   But it's not too much of a problem, as I have seedlings coming up all around the garden, and they are also very easy to strike from cuttings.........and these fruit very quickly.

I live in a sub tropical area, and am only able to grow the orange variety, but in winter the fruits do go a lot redder.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse manure, mushroom compost, bllod and bone and sugarcane mulch.

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

The only thing that seems to affect the tree is aphids....but have also had 2 lovely trees about 2 metres tall, fall over......due to termites in the roots.

I  have found they are very short lived trees, and always have a couple of 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Cutting) 8/10

Christine4's Edible Fruits
Update: 3144 days 17hrs

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Lots of sweet  fruit for very long periods

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, November, December

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

pyrethrum for bugs  and ant powder on base  - ants use it to farm bugs

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 8/10

Brenton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1400 days 9hrs

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September 2014: Planted June 2014.  This plant was a real surprise.  Grown very strongly in winter and is doing well in spring.  Beautiful looking and can't wait for it to fruit.  Already doubled in size.  Surprised at how much it loves a good drink every couple days.  Bonsai bag is kept well drained.

November 2014: Living in coastal QLD results in a lot of harsh sun.  Be very careful with these when placing in full sun - they get sunburnt very easily.  Finding the right balance is crucial, I suspect a Western facing wall would be the perfect spot so that it doesn't cop full afternoon sun.  These have recovered from their sunburn and been growing well again.  I have had less success making these multi-stemmed than all the other plants in my garden.  I would tip these and the extra stem, after forming, often died back.  I will keep persevering.

May 2015: The two plants that I have survived the very warm summer.  Not only did they get sunburnt but they also got devoured by aphids when I moved them to a more suitable location.  Currently they are between two houses, facing north, and will get sunlight for 2-4 hours a day depending on the season.  The amount of growth on them since planting them out of the pots has been tremendous.  They appear to be healthy and pest free (for the moment).  A great plant and one the proves hard to kill - thank goodness.  Hoping to get some fruit shortly.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2454 days 16hrs

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Tasted these orange ones at local produce market, (Tamborine Mt.)- delicious sweet-tangy taste, somewhat reminiscent of passionfruit but without the muskiness. Fruit must be fully ripe though, otherwise too tart. Good eaten fresh, but made into a very tasty chutney too. Have read that can be substituted for tomatoes in many dishes - have not tried this yet.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 9/10

DynamicLifter1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2866 days 17hrs

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Extemely fast growing. Mine has growing about 2 metres in 6 months since planting in the ground. Doesn't like really hot days.

Height 200 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 10/10

Sean1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2697 days 15hrs

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Haven't tasted the fruit for years. This one is a freebie from Daleys. In a pot & looking great, look forward to some fruit next year

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, Seasol

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Cutting) 10/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 1406 days 14hrs

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Love these trees, they grow super fast and the huge leaves look so nice. I have a red one also which is loaded with fruit, this one is yet to fruit.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 9/10

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 58 days 11hrs

Comments: - Wife loves tamarillo but prefers the red ones ( so far ) second season for this tree see how we go

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Ants love it . Spray user leaves with bio oil .


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 9/10

Mindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 38 days 6hrs

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I love red tamarillos so thought I'd try growing the orange ones for something different. Growing well since September (spring).

UPDATE: Had a couple of 40 degree  days which caused wilting but most leaves bounced back with deep watering. Cut the top off once it was a metre tall to encourage branching. Keeping the water up to it - easy to tell when it needs water as the huge leaves start to look a little relaxed. Considering moving out of pot into ground in protected position.

Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, pea straw, lucerne, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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