Tamarillo (Tree Tomato) Red and Gold
May through November
California and New Zealand
45°F. Do not chill.
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.