Tamarillo

Tamarillo

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Storage

  • In the shop:  min. 7° C - max. 10° C         
  • Ethylene sensitivity: moderate
  • Ethylene productivity: low
  • At home: several days when refrigerated

Quality and ripeness

Once ripe, tamarillos feels soft. Unripe specimens are orange-yellow, once ripened the fruit turns red-brown.

Unripe fruits can complete their ripening process at room temperature.

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Use

As the skin has a bitter taste, it is not consumed. Peel the skin off or briefly submerge in boiling water for the skin to peel easily, just like with tomatoes.

Are consumed as is, in fruit salads or combined with meat or avocado.  Anything you can do with a tomato, you can do with a tamarillo. It is also used for jam. The flesh and the black edible seeds taste sweet and a little spicy, a combination of passion fruit, kiwi, tomato, ... 

Did you know that...

  • tamarillo is also known as 'tree tomato'?
  • tamarillo contains carotene and iron?

Transport methods

Air Sea Land
Colombia
Ecuador

Key

Transport method
not used
Transport method
used

Recipe: pavlovas with tamarillo

Preparation method