Other names:

Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) Red and Gold


May through November


California and New Zealand

Handling tips:

45°F. Do not chill.

General information:

This beautiful fruit can also be used as a vegetable. Attractive in appearance, it needs to be cooked before eaten. Either sweeten heavily with sugar when preparing as a dessert, or season generously with lime juice, mint, or other strong flavors to help "cut" ifs bitter/tart flavor. Tamarillos make good chutneys and salsas. Contains vitamins A and C.