Tamarillo- Red

Solanum betaceum Packet

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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  • Perennial to 200cm
  • Also known as Tree Tomato

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'Tamarillo- Red' seeds

Solanum betaceum

Synonyms: Cyphomandra betacea

  • Perennial to 200cm
  • Also known as Tree Tomato

Perennial to 200cm. Produces an upright woody stemmed brittle shrub with large green leaves and shallow root system. Red coloured egg-shaped fruit is produced in clusters on stems. Flesh is tangy and can be eaten raw or cooked, popular as a stewed fruit or turned into jams and condiments. Originating in South America, the red variety was actually developed in New Zealand. Likes regular watering, free draining soil, full sun and protection from wind. Fruit is formed on new growth; pruning after winter is recommended. Can be grown in large pots in cooler climates and moved indoors over winter. Also known as "Tree Tomato"

Seeds per gram: 208
Product code: D8-01

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring and early summer
Germination 7-28 days @ 18-28°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Half hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 400cm
Plant Height 200cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 2 years

*Notes: Protect from wind. Prune off growing tip once plants reach around 120cm to encourage branching. Plants will die back in cooler climates over winter.


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