- Transport and storage: Transporting and storing tamarillos is best done at a temperature of 10˚C.
- Shop: Tamarillos can be sold on the regular fresh produce shelf.
Our tamarillos are grown in:
Growing and harvesting
The tamarillo grows on trees that live to be 10 to 12 years old. During that period, the trees give fruit for 5 months, but only 1 to 2 years after planting the seed. Tamarillo trees have a distinctive, slender trunk. The trees then branch into thicker, soft branches. Fragrant flowers grow in the tops of the shoots and develop into fruits.
The tamarillo changes colour on the tree from red to dark red. At that stage, the ripeness is at 70% and the grower can start harvesting. This is done by cutting the fruit from the branch with scissors. At the packing station, the tamarillos are checked for quality and sorted by size. The fruits are transported to Nature's Pride in bulk, for further packaging.
- Loose per package of 2.5 kg
- Loose per package of 1 kg, 12 pieces per package
Tamarillos are usually presented in the characteristic EAT ME packaging. Ask our account managers about the possibility of a private label.
Recipes & preparation tips
Because the tamarillo is officially a fruiting vegetable, quite a few different recipes are possible. They are the perfect base for a classic gazpacho, for example. Tamarillo also works well combined with French brie, for a healthy sandwich with a difference. It is also very tasty combined with tuna. Removing the skin and slicing the tamarillo is all you need to do. Spooning out is also a good option.