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