TAMARILLO -  (Cyphomandra betacea)

Tamarillo are beloved by adults and children alike, fruiting for long periods of time they are a high source of Vitamin C over the winter months. Eaten raw or cooked in pies, crumbles, sauces or chutneys. The colourful fruit hang beneath the large leaves which form a canopy above - quite appetising.

Two Varieties

Red - Large fruit, dark red inside. Best ones for making chutneys, sauces, and wine. Prolific fruiter.


Orange - Not the commercial variety sometimes available in shops, but the original South American wild variety. They have a sweet tangy orange pulp and the trees set large crops of fruit. They also fruit over a longer period than the other varieties. IN PROPAGATION ? READY BY SUMMER 2021

TAMARILLO - (Cyphomandra betacea)

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Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,