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Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« on: July 03, 2021, 02:10:04 PM »
A couple do years ago I got some tamarillo seeds.  The kids and I planted them and they grew.  Fast forward a couple yrs and now the plants are growing fruits. They were something for the kids and I to do together.  I was not even sure I could keep the plants alive for 2 yrs much less get them to fruit.  Now wife and I canít wait for the fruit to mature.  To be continued....
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 06:28:17 PM »
I admit to never having heard of the tamarillo and had to look it up after reading your post! You are educating others and exposing people to new fruits! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your future pictures. Itís also really admirable to know this is a family hobby!
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 04:50:12 PM »
Arturo,

What a great looking Tamarillo (tomato) Tree!  Never knew of this type of tomato.  Keep us up-to-date on the progress and pictures.  Do they turn color, like orange or red as most tomatoes  do?  Is the taste similar to a regular tomato?

I am going to call you "Farmer Arturo" from now on :)
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2021, 05:46:29 PM »
That is a new one to me. You have great variety in your garden
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2021, 11:24:31 PM »
Henry,

Thank you for the kind words.  Wife and I try to have the kids involved as much as possible.  We want well rounded kids.  We also donít want them to just sit in front of the tv nor tablet.

Janet,

Thank you maíam.  Just love trying new things that are out there but not around here.  Keep in mind that I have not tasted one yet so I can only comment what I have read.  I have read them to being some sweet and others tart but perfect for salsas.  They come in different colors.  I have heard of red(which is the one I suppose to have gotten seeds for), Orange, yellow and purple. 

Norman,

We want to have different things at all times, just to guarantee that will have something to snack on while in the backyard.   As soon as we hear of something different, we look for requirements and how we can grow it if possible.
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2021, 08:12:43 AM »
Arturo,

Keep us up-dated on any new additions to your garden.  It is so interesting so see how different regions are able to grow certain plants and others not.  If I wasn't on the SouthernFigsForum, I would have never heard of the various figs, garden vegetables and other fruiting trees that are not grown in coastal New Jersey. 

Thank you for educating me and others, I am sure!!

Good luck on your gardening and take pictures.  :)
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2021, 04:57:51 PM »
Janet,

I will, I also want I add a Persimmon tree(s) in the back yard.  I love persimmons. 
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2021, 06:37:52 PM »
Arturo,

You sound like you have a fruit, veggie and floral paradise :)
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2021, 06:59:43 PM »
Janet,

Feels like I have to cause otherwise the pollinators wonít visit.  Canít believe I have to bribe them to visit my yard and pollinate my fruit flowers. 
WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Cravens Craving

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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2021, 08:31:38 AM »
Arturo,

You have to become the "Pollinator Whisperer"  like the "Dog Whisperer". HaHa. 
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2021, 12:12:59 PM »
Janet,

Hahaha.  Too bad fig trees donít count cause if they did.... 
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2021, 06:12:52 PM »
Arturo, you caught my attention with this post. I went on YouTube to check it out after reading your post. I will wait till Spring to plant one because of the frost. Thank you for posting it.
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Re: Tamarillo (tree tomatoe)
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2021, 11:51:03 PM »
Ben,

Unfortunately between the hurricane winds and tornado winds, I was not able to ripen one this yr.  there is always next yr. 

If you donít mind me asking, which one did you get?   I started mine from seeds but it is suppose to be red but I wonít know till I get some fruits.
WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Cravens Craving

Other WL:  Banana(Ice Cream, Pisang Ceylon, Pisang Klotek & Praying hands).  Edible Perennials(seeds and/or cuttings).

Louisiana, 9a