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Solanum betaceum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Solanum betaceum Tamarillo, Tree Tomato,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs, Trees Shrub Like

Small evergreen tree or shrub with dark-green leaves and pink star-like flowers are followed by edible round red fruit commonly know as Tamarillo. Fruit flesh is orange-coloured and tangy. Great for eating fresh or using to make chutney or jam. Grows approx. 3m H x 2m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Black Spot, Caterpillars, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year, Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low