Is this the way to tamarillo? Yes it is, and it's an easy road! These small fast-growing trees will fruit in two years and be at Max Crop in just four. They might even need staking or pruning to stop them keeling over with the weight of fruit. Fun fact: the Kiwis chose the name "tamarillo" so the world wouldn't get confused and put a tree tomato in their cheese sandwiches.
DESCRIPTION:Fast-growing South American evergreen tree with big hairy leaves, tiny pale pink spring flowers, with a vanilla scent; and small egg-shaped vitamin-rich edible fruits, orange-red when ripe in autumn-winter. USE IN: Eat the fruit raw or in jams and pies. PLANTING: Plant in warm, sunny areas sheltered from wind and very heavy frosts. Will grow in tropical zones but fruiting is greatly reduced. Tolerates most soil conditions if well drained; they grow best in light, well-mulched fertile soil. Avoid planting where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants previously. CARE: Extra mulch and slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune lightly after fruiting if necessary in smaller gardens. Trees can be single stemmed or multi-stemmed - if you want a multi-stemmed tree pinch out the growing tip to encourage branching. Water regularly as they can be sensitive to drought stress. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2-3m x 2m PLEASE NOTE: These are tubestock plants, with healthy young roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.