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Once known as the tree tomato, the Tamarillo is an intense mix of tangy, sweet flesh with a jelly and seed centre (similar to a tomato or feijoa.)
While they originated in South America, the red Tamarillo was cultivated in New Zealand. Just one tamarillo will ensure you get a whopping 89% of your daily vitamin C requirement! Plus around a quarter of your vitamin A and E needs. What a powerhouse!
Tamarillos can be scooped out and eaten raw, delicious with a little brown sugar. They are incredibly versatile and go well in savoury or sweet dishes. This makes them popular to use in chunky chutneys, relishes, and sauces. Or baked with honey and ricotta. Or baked on top of spiced Autumnal cakes. There are so many options!
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.
Approximately 13 tamarillos per kg
Tamarillos store well 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.
Following the Second World War, when citrus fruit was hard to come by, the popularity of the tamarillo flourished. It is now one of New Zealand’s largest commercial crops and we export around 2000-tons every year.
Native to Central and South America, tamarillos are famous in New Zealand. In fact, we even gave them their name! Known rather mundanely as tree tomatoes up until 1967, they were in need of an image overhaul.
The New Zealand Tree Tomato Promotions Council is responsible for dubbing them the Tamarillo - originating from the Maori word “Tama,” meaning leadership, and the Spanish word “Amarillo,” meaning yellow.
Can you remember tasting ripe fruit freshly picked off the tree? It's sweet, tangy and juicy and bursting with flavour...totally addictive.
Exactly as nature intended.
All of our fruit is freshly picked by local farmers at its premium level of ripeness.
Then we pack and deliver it to you in perfect condition.
From tree to your door in a day or two.
We are so fanatical about our fruit we provide a 100% hassle-free, money-back guarantee.
If you’re not head-over-heels in love with the outstanding flavour or quality of our fruit,
we’ll replace or refund 100% of your money without question.
You won’t even need to return your fruit to us.
It’s that simple.