Tamarillo

Availability, Selection and Storage

Choose fruit with good colour which can be red, yellow or purple depending on variety with the flesh yields slightly it is ready.

Using

Flesh is tough and not pleasant so either halve and scoop out flesh to eat or poach and remove skin before eating. Flavour of the pulp can be compared to a cross between a tomato and passionfruit. Can be used to make jams, chutneys as a stuffing for lamb or in desserts.

Availability

Australian fruit is in winter-spring as well at other times of year. Imported fruit is also available with New Zealand being a main grower.

Nutrition Information

Tamarillos are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre.