Tree Tomato, Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betaceae)
Tree Tomato, Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betaceae)

Tree Tomato, Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betaceae)

Regular price $14.95

Live Tree Tomato (Tamarillo) Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter
 
The Tree Tomato is a fast growing small tree or shrub in the flowering plant family Solanaceae (the nightshade family). It can grow up to 10-18 feet tall! This plant bears the tamarillo, an egg-shaped edible fruit. The fruit is native to America and prefers a subtropical climate but can be grown indoors. The Tamarillo can handle a bit of frost and continue to grow strong. The fruit can be used fresh in drinks or salads or fresh out of hand. The fruit can be preserved in many traditional ways.
 
The flesh of the tamarillo is tangy and variably sweet, with a bold and complex flavor, and may be compared to kiwifruit, tomato, guava, or passion fruit. The skin and the flesh near it have a bitter taste and are not usually eaten raw.
 
This plant prefers well draining soil. Tree tomatoes tolerate many soil conditions as long as it’s well draining, though compost-enriched soil is preferable for optimal growth.  It can handle temperatures as low as 28 degrees. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Fruiting Shrub, Small Tree

Harvest Season:  Summer - Fall

Mature Size: 10 to 18 ft

Soil & Moisture: Fertile, light, well-draining soil.  Needs plenty of water (especially during hot summer spells) as the large, soft leaves transpire moisture quickly and the fruit needs adequate and regular watering to develop well. Good drainage - no standing water. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.