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Tree Tomato

$59.95

One of the funkiest members of the Solanaceae family, the tree tomato, also known as a tamarillo, is a delicious relative of the tomato from the sub tropics that grows on a woody perennial shrub. Fruits look like an elongated paste tomato with deep red skin and a delicious tangy, sweet orange flesh and a mildly bitter skin. Tamarillos can be eaten fresh or made into salsas and sauces! A very fun greenhouse or house plant, the tree tomato has gorgeous large leaves that add a tropical flare to any sunny patio or sunroom.

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Tree Tomato

One of the funkiest members of the Solanaceae family, the tree tomato, also known as a tamarillo, is a delicious relative of the tomato from the sub tropics that grows on a woody perennial shrub. Fruits look like an elongated paste tomato with deep red skin and a delicious tangy, sweet orange flesh and a mildly bitter skin. Tamarillos can be eaten fresh or made into salsas and sauces! A very fun greenhouse or house plant, the tree tomato has gorgeous large leaves that add a tropical flare to any sunny patio or sunroom.

Latin Name: Cyphomandra betacea
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun in cooler regions, partial shade in hot regions, and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 25º F., we’ve left them outside accidentally over winter and they handled dips into the 20’s without a problem
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-10 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: October-November here in Portland
Yield: 5-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases aside from occasional aphids.
USDA Zone: 9a

Weight 4 lbs
size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

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