Tamarillo Red

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Tamarillo Red fruits ripening on the tree with a rich red colour in Late Spring

(2/9) Tamarillo Red fruits ripening on the tree with a rich red colour in Late Spring

Red Tamarill plants are known for their very large leaves like this one growing right near Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

(3/9) Red Tamarill plants are known for their very large leaves like this one growing right near Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

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Tamarillo Flowers at southbank parklands Brisbane

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Being Grown in a pot at southbank parklands Brisbane

(6/9) Being Grown in a pot at southbank parklands Brisbane

Tamarillo - Red For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed)

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Tamarillo - Red

Solanum betaceum
Also known as the Tree Tomato is a very quick growing small tree that bears heavy crops of red sub-acid succulent fruit. Prefers a sheltered spot with well drained soil.
Other Names: Tree Tomatoe

$19.90 ($4.90-$19.90 choose a size)

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Specifications of Tamarillo - Red

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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$18.75 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

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$39.00 ($24.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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$59.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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Tamarillo - Red Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 3months ago


Tamarillo - Red

Strong growing healthy plant bought to replace older tree

★★★★★ 8months ago


Tamarillo - Red

One plant is thriving and doing really well The other is taking a little more time to settle in and I'm sure will be be fine with more time. Very happy with the plants

★★★★★ 10months ago


Tamarillo - Red

Growing good

★★★★★ 10months ago


Tamarillo - Red

Growing good

★★★★★ 1y ago


Tamarillo - Red

great plant

Yvonne Hunter
4y ago

Mount Warren Park, Qld, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

My Mother taught me how to stew the fruit and make a fruit sponge mixture then cook in the oven as a pudding. It was delicious.


★★★★★ 4y ago


I love tamarillos and home grown are a bit sweeter than shop/commercial ones, I think, and I don't need sugar with ours. A very easy small tree to grow - but needs shelter and/or support in windy weather. Loves a good feed and water. Fruit fly don't to...

Brad Macdonald
4y ago


Tamarillo - Red

My Grandfather used to make me ham and tamarillo sandwiches... the best...

Potty Bob 1
★★★★★ 5y ago


Second generation of this tree grown from cutting , growing in a bottomless pot , I will not do this again as it needs tying down so as not to blow over . Wife loves the red fruit .

★★★ 7y ago


had lots of these fruits as a child

★★★★ 8y ago

KLEMZIG, SA, Australia

Extremely fast growing and attractive plant, bought from Daleys and over 1m already.

★★★ 9y ago

Glenhaven, NSW, Australia

Beautiful flavour that is nothing like the rubbish you get from the supermarket. Sweet and juicy.


★★★★ 9y ago


Very unusual looking yet attractive plant with some very large leaves. I have it in the back corner of my yard in a corner which is sheltered from wind. Doesn't get a lot of sun in winter but will get plenty in summer. Has grown very fast and is loaded...

★★ 10y ago


Struggles to hold most of its fruit


★★★★ 10y ago

Rivett, ACT, Australia

I grew tamarillo previously on Mid Nth Coast NSW, and wanted to see if it would grow in Canberra. It has taken a few years, but now we have success! It's planted in front of a north facing brick wall.The winter frosts knock it back each year. First yea...

Simon Wadsworth
10y ago

Bracken Ridge, QLD, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

Remove the skin by placing in boiling water for a few minutes (same as tomatoes) then slice and place on toast. Sprinkle with a little sugar and enjoy!!!

★★★★ 11y ago

newcastle, nsw

have grown these before and love the taste, quick growing and fruit plentafully around newcastle

Sally Thomas
11y ago

Maidstone, VIC, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

Stew the peeled tamarillo's with a bit of sugar only takes about 10 minutes then spread a small amount of seeded mustard on a cooked bacon rasher and pour tamarillo sauce over the top. Delicious!!!

Lorraine Dinnington
11y ago

Aldershot, QLD, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

Being a new zealander I've always called this fruit a tree tomato which the family always used the pulp squeezed over a plate of icecream.Absolute heaven!

Kerri Paine
11y ago

Gosford, NSW, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

I had a Tamarillo years ago. Bought as a tiny seedling. Grew without drama in temperate region; fruited so well I need jam for the school fete; lost it after a few years (now I know it's sub-tropical I'll actually take care of next one).


★★★★ 12y ago

Carlton North, Vic, Australia

- Planted in August 2010- This has been growing extremely fast and has now (Dec 2011) dozens of small fruit on it- Have had some problems with ants farming scale and aphids etc.


★★★★ 12y ago


a bit slow to start when young in cool weather but unstoppable after that. a great low maintenance tree. planted in heavy clay soil, never watered or fertilised. seems to always have a few new flowers. 2 red and 2 orange planted 5 yrs ago. both oranges...


ahimsa cottage
★★★★ 12y ago

BRIGHTON, QLD, Australia

I love the large felty leaves of the tamarillo. I found due to its thirsty nature that it was a useful indicator for wateing the rest of my potted plants prior to planting them out -if i saw the tamarillo wilt then i knew the rest of the plants als...

★★★ 12y ago

Huntingdale, Vic, Australia

These are so expensive to buy so I thought I'd grow one after reading they fruited within 18 months of planting. Still no fruit- about a year old, 2 metres high.

★★★★ 12y ago

Cringila, NSW, Australia

Settling in happily and growing, in a bit of a precarious spot, near excavation and site of new retaining wall. Will just have to be careful :)DOH.. After presenting some small fruit and looking quite promising through summer 2012, it declined rapidl...



★★★★ 12y ago

Strathpine, Qld, Australia

What a wonderful small tree to grow in the Brisbane area. Prolific cropper with delicious fruit. More can be grown from seed (which I have had success with) and cuttings (which I have not). Fits in a small space and gives heaps of fruit.

★★★★★ 13y ago

Mt Claremont, WA, Australia

I eat Tamarillo's when they are in season with Greek Style Yoghurt for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They cost about $2 each, so my hubby tries to restrict the number I buy as it shoots the cost of grocery shopping through the roof.It would be so much...

★★★★ 13y ago

Epping, nsw

My little townhouse Peramculture garden is bursting with edible plants.  One of my favourites is the tamarillo: I have three in the garden (doing very well, despite a severe frost a couple of months ago) and one in a pot (not doing so well).  These v...

★★★★ 13y ago

Atherton, QLD, Australia

This fruit tastes like a cross between a passionfruit & kiwi friut, very refreshing & best eaten straight from the tree. My children love taking them to school as the deep red colored fruit always attracts attention from other students & teachers! 

★★★★★ 13y ago


the tree produces hundreds of fruits, excellent quality and full of vitamin c

★★★★ 13y ago


Shallow roots, won't take drying out.  Compost well.  Very brittle branches- protect from wind.  Fruit seem to resist fruit fly.  Protect from possums.  They love the fruit.  Pruning extends life of plant.

★★★★★ 13y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

I planted out in autumn (not great for our climate) in north facing position against a fence for sun and frost protection and it's doing great!  It's 5 ft tall already, received very little damage through winter and I can see it about to go crazy!  ...

★★★★★ 14y ago

Vermont, VIC, Australia

Flowers susceptible to wind but other than that tree is very low maintenance.  Receives some water during hot spells.

★★★★ 14y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

bought this tree in flower and will leave in the pot.It looked too stressed in a pot so planted it out and it is doing well. Not sure why it died but it did so


★★★★ 14y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

This tree is value for money.  I've grown a couple over the years and neve failed. My current one is very tall but producing copious amounts of fruit each year.  I've got some yellow seedlings ready to go out soon, can't wait to trry them also. Appar...


★★★★★ 14y ago

Macksville, NSW, Australia

My Tamarillo has flowers coming on. It is so exciting  to see them doing so well

★★★★ 14y ago

Valley Heights, NSW, Australia

doing surprisingly well over winter. grwoing stong and healthy.


★★★ 14y ago

COBURG, VIC, Australia

Originally started growing in a pot, but I couldn't get the drainage right as they hate wet feet.  I repotted a couple of times, and in the end gave up and gave it one last try in the ground.  It's a lot happier and grew quite rapidly over summer.  ...


★★★★★ 14y ago

LAWSON, NSW, Australia

They almost grow like weeds: great weeds though...


14y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Super fast grower, flowering within one year - but then packed it up and died for no reason :(

Reg Grady
17y ago

Nowra , N.S.W, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

Cut in half length ways and place on barbeque after cooking your meat.leave on hot plate till skin turns soft ,take off &scoop flesh out with asmall spoon.

Janet Blackmore
17y ago

Northfield, SA, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

They live for many years; our current one had a bad start - transplantings etc. Now we give it regular doses of liquified manure, PLENTY of water and it is full of fruit!

Tay Brownlie
17y ago

Milton, NSW, Australia

Tamarillo - Red

Keep them well staked or protected from winds, fast growing plant that crops well, easy plant to do cuttings from in spring,only a short lived plant(bout 4 years) fertilise well and you will have more fruit than you can handle. Yummy.

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