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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 9/10

Mindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 87 days 22hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2019

Flowering! Lost a couple of leaves to heavy frost over Winter (I forgot to apply some protection) but excited it is flowering. Now about 1.8-1.9m tall.

UPDATE March 2019

Now in ground. Gets watered by watering system every few days. In ground next to well established Meyer lemon.

UPDATE January 2019

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.

INITIAL October 2018

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


Planted: 2018

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium 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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Tamarillo - Red (Cutting) 9/10

David01's Edible Fruits
Update: 585 days 3hrs

Planted: 2017

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Tamarillo - Red 6/10

Justin1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1562 days 3hrs

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 5/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2133 days 10hrs

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

Feedingtimeatthezoo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2188 days 23hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Tamarillo - Orange

Jburkey1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2446 days 6hrs


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Tamarillo - Red

Jburkey1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2446 days 6hrs


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Tamarillo - Red 8/10

Seedelicious's Edible Fruits
Update: 2897 days 6hrs

Planted: 2011


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Tamarillo - Red 9/10

TheShack1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2913 days 22hrs

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 (Cutting) 7/10

Paltahead's Edible Fruits
Update: 3036 days 22hrs

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 - Orange (Seedling) 9/10

DynamicLifter1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3128 days 10hrs

Comments: -

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 10/10

Lionfish's Edible Fruits
Update: 3271 days 9hrs

Comments: - Amazing fruit and very tasty. if left long enough on the tree they get very sweet. Expect 3-4 kgs of fruit off each tree as they mature. Cuttings are also very easy. Just cut 'n plant.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2007

Height 2 Centimetres

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

Water Given in: Autumn


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Tamarillo - Red

Avatrix's Edible Fruits
Update: 3399 days 20hrs


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 10/10

Val2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3404 days 2hrs

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 (Seedling)

Epiphany1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3443 days 20hrs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2


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Tamarillo (Seedling) 10/10

Wrigly's Edible Fruits
Update: 3476 days 20hrs

Comments: -

They grow true to type from seed , I only grow the red variety, I find the yellow variety lacks flavour. After fruit has reached full colour do not be in a hurry to pick, wait for another 2 or 3 weeks to fully ripen , taste test frequently until ripe. I eat them fresh but I am told they are good cut in half lengthways, sprinkled with sugar and lightly grilled. The skin is bitter and should not be eaten. If blanched in hot water the skin can be slipped off.

Planted: 2005

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 12 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from Seed

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 10% in Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Confidor, When aphids are abundant usually 1 spray in a 12 mth period

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Nella's Edible Fruits
Update: 3554 days 23hrs


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 3597 days 4hrs

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

SubTropicalOasisGarden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3678 days 18hrs

Pollination: No


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 10/10

Mike's Edible Fruits
Update: 3725 days 20hrs

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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