Solanum betaceum, commonly known as Tamarillo is an interesting plant which is native to the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is oftentimes referred to as “tree tomato” because the fruit visually resembles ripe tomatoes, though unlike tomatoes, Tamarillo fruit grows on trees.
The plant produces oval shaped fruits which look similar to tomatoes at first glance; however, these fruits pack a bold mix of tropical flavors reminiscent of kiwi, passion fruit and guava. The fruits have a shiny and smooth skin which varies in color, although usually it is red, orange or yellow. The pulp and flesh of the fruit resembles tomato with seeds that resemble those found in passion fruit.
Tamarillo fruit is soft and juicy with an intense flavor. The flavor is often described as tangy and sweet. The skin of the Tamarillo fruit is bitter and not usually eaten. The seeds of the Tamarillo fruit are edible and are always eaten along with the fruit. The fruit is generally eaten fresh, but it can also be cooked and used in a variety of dishes.
Conveniently, Tamarillo are loaded with Vitamin C and potassium.
Ripe Tamarillos are soft and give a little when gently squeezed. Allow the fruit to remain at room temperature until fully ripe. Ripe fruits may be kept at room temperature for roughly a week, while refrigerating ripe fruit may keep them fresh a little longer.
Why Our Fruits Are the Best:
Our fruits are allowed to grow on the trees further into the growing season to allow proper fruit development for optimal flavor, vitamin and nutrient content. Our fruits are picked from our own rare tropical fruit trees, from the trees of our local partners, collectors, and sourced internationally from sustainable organic niche farmers. Follow us on Instagram @Fruitpeople_com
Please Note: We are currently unable to ship this product to the following state(s): California. This is in compliance with restrictions placed by the respective Department(s) of Agriculture regarding the importation and shipment of various tropical fruits, due to the potential ecological impact of the possible introduction of various foreign fruit fly species upon Agricultural Infrastructure within the listed state(s). Please check out our other products as this restriction does not apply to all fruits & produce. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
Pre-Orders will ship in the order they are received, as soon as the fruit is in season and ready to be picked.
- Small Box contains approximately 4-6 pounds of fruit
- Medium Box contains approximately 7-9 pounds of fruit
- Large Box contains approximately 12-14 pounds of fruit
Box weight and amounts vary depending on fruit type, volume and density. All boxes are shipped with sustainably produced biodegradable packing material instead of Styrofoam or bubble wrap. See our Shipping Guide for more information pertaining to our shipping schedule.
Please be mindful of estimated delivery times for orders, as prolonged package exposure to outdoor weather conditions, such as snow or extreme heat, will affect perishable produce.
All boxes are assembled and shipped starting on Monday of the week following your purchase. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your order to be shipped for any product which is in season. Pre-Orders will ship the following season for each respective fruit type, see details below.
When one of our fruits is not currently in season, or has sold out, we highly recommend placing Pre-Orders. Placing a Pre-Order of our rare and premium tropical fruits reserves your Box for the following season. When supply is low and demand is high, Pre-Orders are shipped first. Pre-Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received for each type of fruit. Your Pre-Order is shipped as soon as the fruits are in season and ready to be picked. Some fruits have only one season per year, others have multiple seasons. Please refer to our Fruit Seasons Guide for more information. You don’t want to miss out on these delicious and sensational fruits!