Tamarillo - Orange

Solanum betaceum

Tamarillo - Orange

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.


Specifications of Tamarillo - Orange

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

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)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Tamarillo - Orange Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 1months ago

ACT, ACT, Australia

Tamarillo - Orange

I lived in Ecuador where orange tamarillo is popular. Some people make a juice blending orange tamarillo and water and sugar to taste. I particularly like orange tamarillo when making aj de tomate de rbol -tree tomato salsa.

Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 2y ago


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

★★★★ 2y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

UPDATE MAY 2020These grow QUICK. Now well over 2m tall, has done extremely well, fruit have formed and almost ready for picking (starting to colour up now).  There would be around 14 full sized fruit on it at the moment, but probably another 30-40 flo...

★★★★★ 6y ago


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.

★★★★★ 10y ago

Miranda, NSW, Australia

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

★★★★ 10y ago

Cheltenham, VIC, Australia

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

★★★★ 11y ago

long beach, nsw, australia

Lots of sweet  fruit for very long periods

★★★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

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 se...

Steve Walkden-brown
14y ago

Armidale, NSW, Australia

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.

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