All of the growing information for the Red Tamarillo is identical to the striped variety.
The fruit is very red and the flesh is deep red to gold inside.
In our opinion, it makes a fantastic jam, superior to marmalade with almost enough pectin to not require a jam setter added.
Tree Tomato is an extremely fast growing shrub to 3m, but best kept shorter.
Flowers are self-pollinating, and tree tomatoes may bear from seed in just over a year.
The tree tomato is subtropical and will bear fruit in cooler climates and does make a very good container plant.
Do not allow them to sit with wet feet as they will respond quickly by dropping their leaves and fruit, dying shortly after.
Seed usually sprouts quickly and their initial growth spurt is impressive requiring potting on in around one month.
Love the taste!
20 fresh seeds
Degree of difficulty in germination…..3/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult)