Our big red tamarillos are Laird’s Large, which, in addition to being generously proportioned, have a delightful tangy flavour that really makes the taste buds sing.
Native to Central and South America, tamarillos are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Their culinary uses are varied – popular simply scooped straight out of the skin with a spoon, they can also be poached, baked, grilled, and used in desserts, baking, chutneys and preserves. In addition, they can be added as a secondary fermentation flavouring to Kombucha.
Once picked, tamarillos take 7-14 days to ripen depending on where they are stored. Keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks or keep them in your fruit bowl for about a week. They can easily be frozen – either whole (remove the skins first) or pureed.
Our tamarillos are handpicked, packed and transported with care so they arrive at your door with shiny, smooth, unblemished skins, bursting with flavour and ready to take pride of place in your fruit bowl.
Available from April to September.