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TAMARILLO - RED

Tamarillo RedBotanical Name: Solanum betaceum
Description

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
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Plant Information or Specifications

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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?

Likes Temps above 5deg, 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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We would like to order 15 large tamarillo plants for delivery to Port Macquarie.Can you please ring me on 0427 834 479 and tell me how to do this?Many thanks,Guy Hingston From:

Thank you for your interest in the Tamarillos. Combined postage to Port Macquarie, Postcode 2444 is $32.80 #TamarilloRed1094 Then change the qty to 15 and commit to buy and follow these instructions to get the combined postage of $32.80. Commit to buy all the plants from Fruit Tree Nursery Australia's Ebay Store Hover over My Ebay at the top of any ebay page. Then select Purchase History. On the right hand side of any one of the plants you purchased Click More Actions Select Request total and then follow the prompts Very shortly I will reply with one postage cost for your entire order which you can pay. Take Care, Correy

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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. | Tay Brownlie - Milton, NSW 25-May-2006

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! | Janet Blackmore - Northfield, SA 19-Dec-2006

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. | Reg Grady - Nowra , N.S.W 15-Jan-2007

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). | Kerri Paine - Gosford, NSW 29-Feb-2012

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! | Lorraine Dinnington - Aldershot, QLD 15-Mar-2012

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!!! | Sally Thomas - Maidstone, VIC 02-Apr-2012

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!!! | Simon Wadsworth - Bracken Ridge, QLD 02-Sep-2013
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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 8/10

Lucinda1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2672 days 24hrs

Comments: - 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 very pretty trees tend to put on most of their leaves at one level, and so have a lovely shape, a gentle curve at the top of the canopy and red pendulous fruits hanging below it.  They are pretty easy to grow, even though my place is a bit challenged with respect to sunlight, and always attract comments from visitors.

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 9/10

Treetopsdreaming's Edible Fruits
Update: 1729 days 8hrs

Comments: -

This edible plant has very versatile fruit and has performed really well (in the subtropics). Our tamarillo is planted in part shade (low sun) and has been prolific in these conditions. So far, QLD fruit fly has not been a major issue...


Please visit our website at www.treetopsdreaming.com.au to learn about our family's slow journey towards a more self sufficient, sustainable and creative lifestyle, Enjoy!

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic extra pellets

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: no major issues


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Tamarillo - Red 8/10

KitschWitch's Edible Fruits
Update: 1444 days 16hrs

Comments: -

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 year frosted all leaves off and the trunk began to rot. Cut it back and it resprouted and grew very fast. No fruit. Next winter it was taller, frosted again, but didn't lose so much trunk. We had flowers and some fruit, but there wasn't  enough time from flowering to fruit before winter set in, for them to get big and sweet.

This winter was a bit milder, and the plant is now up to the eaves. A few leaves were lost nut very few, and flowers developed during winter and hung on. The photo is from August showing the condition after frosts. Now (November) its covered in big, new leaves again, thousands of flowers survived through winter, and I'm expecting a bumper crop next autumn.

My advice to others in frosty areas:

1/ definitely choose a protected spot, preferably with a solid wall facing north, and eaves are an added benefit.

2/ either be patient for fruit until your plant gets tall, or be very vigilent with covering on frosty nights.

Needs quite a lot of water in summer--you can tell because the leaves wilt.

It always gets aphis but I haven't bothered to do anything about it. The plant survives and the bugs bring lovely birds to feed on them. This winter, two superb fairy wrens spent a lot of time on the tamarillo eating aphis and entertaining us outside the kitchen wihndow.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2010

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure, compost, warm castings

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None so far. If aphis become a problem, I'll band the trunk to keep ants from farming them. So far the birds do the work.

Organic Status:Organic


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Cindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3036 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Just a few months old ,likes water, growing well in the ground Treat same as you would a tomato plant just allow more room for it to grow. 

Pest Control:

not pests


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 9/10

JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3044 days 12hrs

Comments: -

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. Apparently the yellow ones have less acid, making them taste sweeter.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: fowl-citrus fert

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Cutting) 8/10

Scozza's Edible Fruits
Update: 2686 days 16hrs

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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.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 100 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pest Control:

Repellents are ineffective against possums, and they really like the fruit.  Once they colour up, they get attacked.

Organic Status:Organic


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cfrogwoman says... [1072 days 24hrs ago]
I drape snake skins in my tree and possum does not come near it anymore. I got Skins from my local reptile/pet shop... worth a try!?

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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 9/10

Chris6's Edible Fruits
Update: 2679 days 16hrs

Comments: -

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! 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2.3 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Serendipity's Edible Fruits
Update: 2971 days 13hrs

Comments: - Grew quickly, I should have pinched back the leader so that it didn't grow so high, but I was expecting it to slow once it got to around 2m. Now is covered in fruit but too high for me to put fruit fly exclusion bags on it. Fingers crossed I get a couple to try with too much added fly protein :-)

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2008

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 10/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 2725 days 22hrs

Comments: -

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!  It gets very little water at this stage but has put on lots of growth.  We'll see.....

Almost 12 moths old and this is a fantastic treee!  Great shape, no hassles with pest or cold damage and I am still picking the odd fruit - in icy cold June!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquid compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2141 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Great big leaves. Juicy trunk. Is taking a little while to settle into my garden.


I tried to grow some from bought seed but have had no luck so far. This one is a gift from a friend.


Spring 2011: some new babies planted and my original has FLOWERS! Despite the evil palm trees dropping leaves and trying to kill it, and mites and green caterpillars doing their best to eat it, she is happy enough and has flowers everywhere!


Summer 2012: We had a LOT of heavy rain and wind in Spring and a lot of the tiny fruit was knocked off, as well as an entire branch thanks to the evil palm trees (how I hate them!). We still have some and I am so excited to try them. I am sure that now the weather has warmed up we will be eating them soon!


Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

sap-sucking mite heavan = soap sprays don't seem to work, draagon's blood is the best. The cold weather seems to have helped with the mite problem.


Green caterpillars love it too = I am trying Dipel this year. 


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Tamarillo - Red (Cutting) 9/10

Peter91's Edible Fruits
Update: 384 days 14hrs

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

Planted: 2015

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red 10/10

Janny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2664 days 23hrs

Comments: -

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 easier if I could grow my own!!


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Tamarillo - Red 9/10

Ahimsa Cottage's Edible Fruits
Update: 1242 days 24hrs

Comments: -

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 also needed a drink. Our local mushroom grower uses Tamarillos as a sun shield for establishing a garden bed (here in queensland) especially for young seedlings. Now that i am famliar with canopy which the tamarillo generates i will definitely use his tip for the rest of my garden.  

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 3069 days 15hrs

Comments: -

I planted Red, Orange and Yellow - they all died.

Too much sun, wind and aphids...maybe another day when I have the right microclimate.


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Charlesstillcantspell1 says... [2907 days 20hrs ago]

Charlesstillcantspell1 says... [2907 days 20hrs ago]
Keep them low they dont like wind. I would build a shadecloth enclosure and an open roof, should be ok in full sun shouldn't it mine is fine (but to tall this time).
amanda19 says... [2703 days 10hrs ago]
Love ya CCS! but - it's the bloody aphids..Gero has a huge brassica weed problem - I live in a sea of it early spring...and until the ladybirds catch up ...all hell breaks loose...

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Tamarillo - Red 6/10

Justin1's Edible Fruits
Update: 837 days 19hrs

Comments: -

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.  Needs to be sheltered from the wind, though, so I have surrounded it with stakes and clad the enclosing area in plastic. The tamarillo loves the protection from the wind and also the increased warmth. 

Has had some damage from frosts this winter (which can be seen in the photo).

UPDATE 2014: Gave up on this a couple of years ago as it was an aphid haven. Propagated a new plant from a cutting and gave to my father who now grows it in his backyard without too much problem, and produces lots of fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Small snails are a problem and have consumed a large number of leaves.  I pick them off or use organic snail bait, but it doesn't work that well since the small snails tend to live up in the tree.

Occassionally aphid problems, which I ei&

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

Bonjanella's Edible Fruits
Update: 2587 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Very tasty and decorative on a pizza

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 9/10

Lissa's Edible Fruits
Update: 2469 days 24hrs

Comments: -

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.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Autumn

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

No problems. Skin is so thick the fruit fly can't get in!


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Tamarillo - Red 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 848 days 16hrs

Comments: -

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 with fruit now.

One branch with about 20 fruits got too heavy and snapped in the wind, its still half attached so I have strapped it up to prevent further damage, the fruit held on for a couple of months and fully ripened.


Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2014

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo and mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Had some aphids and snails, yates product spray removed aphids, multiguard sorted out the snails. Will need to net for birds.


Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Tamarillo - Red 8/10

Jimmy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 416 days 18hrs

Comments: -

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 have died but 5yrs is long for tamas. all trees produced kgs of fruit with little pest probs. requires staking, quite heavy cropping.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 9 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

 


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Tamarillo - Red

PaulWarnersBay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3047 days 23hrs

Comments: -

A GREAT grower for Warners Bay, but very brittle tree, with shallow roots. The two eyar old small tree has yet to produce fruit, so here is hoping

Pollination: No


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 1/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2806 days 24hrs

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

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, BD Lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 2872 days 20hrs

Comments: - Young leaves partially burnt  on 38C days. Very fast growing but loves water.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Red (Grafted) 8/10

Nathan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1937 days 21hrs

Comments: - 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 rapidly, and seemed to go black-ish, lose all of its leaves, and die.. Have seen several with similar behaviour in the local area, but need to read up on what it might be

Planted: 2011

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Bigkitty's Edible Fruits
Update: 3045 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Got 6 of these things, they all karked it. Too wet I think.


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Tamarillo - Red 8/10

Kittykate's Edible Fruits
Update: 3046 days 1hrs

Comments: -

doing surprisingly well over winter. grwoing stong and healthy.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pest Control:

none needed yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

Firefly's Edible Fruits
Update: 3047 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Seedling grown from a supermarket fruit.

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 60 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Red 10/10

Scribbly's Edible Fruits
Update: 3049 days 13hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Qty: 5

Fruit Harvest: 520 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None used


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Tamarillo - Red 10/10

MaureenThoresen1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3040 days 18hrs

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

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pest Control:

snail bait and spray for caterpillars

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 8/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2849 days 12hrs

Comments: - 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


Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3010 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Grows well up the mountain (tamborine) would love to have for its fruit to make jams/chutney.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 10/10

Mike's Edible Fruits
Update: 3001 days 12hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Planted: 2007

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

Pyrethrem used to ward off aphids.


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Tamarillo - Red

Scottyg's Edible Fruits
Update: 2844 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Due to our location plant suffered from wind damage easily, which affected fruit quantity and tree appearance. 

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 8/10

Dboo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2013 days 12hrs

Comments: -

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

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 10/10

Val2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2679 days 18hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Planted: 2007

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 12 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

nothing

Question:

I would like to know how to grow from seeds, this tree just grew into my garden obviously from a bird dropping. had no luck sprouting my own yet


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Tamarillo - Red (Cutting) 7/10

Paltahead's Edible Fruits
Update: 2312 days 14hrs

Comments: -

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.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, dynamic lifter, seasol.

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control:

pyrethrum for aphids.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

In which month should I expect fruit?


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Tamarillo - Red 9/10

TheShack1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2189 days 14hrs

Comments: -

- 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.

Planted: 2010

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol, Blood

Pest Control:

White oil

Question:

 


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Tamarillo - Red

Aimz781's Edible Fruits
Update: 1957 days 13hrs

Comments: - Fast growing, nice big leaves. A bit different. Will report back after taste test ;)

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, manure

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Tamarillo - Red 5/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1409 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Struggles to hold most of its fruit

Height 3 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How do I help the plant hold more of its fruit?


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Tamarillo - Red (Grafted) 7/10

Highwaytraveller's Edible Fruits
Update: 1132 days 4hrs

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

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2010

Height 2.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Tamarillo - Red (Grafted) 6/10

Mwanzo151's Edible Fruits
Update: 629 days 14hrs

Comments: - had lots of these fruits as a child

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: eco fungicide and eco oil

Question: my tamarillo has black soot which from my research is dur to aphids. I have applied ecofungicide plus eco oil but the problem persists. It now flowers but the flowers fall of before they form fruit. its abit frustrating to say the least


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Tamarillo - Red

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2843 days 23hrs

Comments: - March 2010 - Looks like this one is dying

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Tamarillo - Red

Linda1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3047 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Sort of -


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