Tamarillo growing plant of the genus Solanum also known as Tomato tree, Tamarillo perennial the life is 5-10 year evergreen- semi-deciduous plant that grow as shrub or small tree and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean, subtropical, climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+
Flower color pink and grow in clusters, fruit is egg shape
Fruit color can be: red, orange, the peel can be clear or with strips and the size 5-10 cm, taste remind little bit the taste of tomato
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Requirements for Tamarillo growing and care:
More than 5C (recommend more than one tree)
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Tamarillo?
No, but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Not to let it run to high better design it as small tree
Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 6-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Pink flowers that grow in clusters
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Tamarillo fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net, or something against fruit fly
How long does it take to bear fruit?