How to grow Tamarillo

Tamarillo grow and care – 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

Tamarillo fruits

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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How to grow 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:
Very sensitive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, nematods

Pruning season:

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Pink flowers that grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible fruits

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?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Solanum betaceum

How to grow Tamarillo

Growing Tamarillo fruits

Growing Tamarillo tree

Tamarillo tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13