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Very few things can be grown in the garden that are quite as exotic as a Tamarillo. Originating from the Andes in South America, Tamarillo fruits capture the imagination (and taste buds) of all who have the pleasure of tasting these interesting fruits. Of all the Tamarillo varieties commonly grown, Cyphomandra Colombian Tamarillo is one of the most rewarding, as it is a very high-yielding variety that produces very large bright red fruit, which actually taste the way Tamarillo fruit should, sweet, mildly acidic pineapple flavour and some wild tang! Fragrant, sweet and juicy with a smooth texture, unlike the rubbery pulp of some of the imported varieties (that is if you can even find them on the shelves)!
The variety Cyphomandra Colombian Tamarillo is an early fruiting variety, which is both long-lived, and a strong producer, which is sure to provide an extremely rewarding experience for any gardener, not to mention the kids will have lots of fun picking their own Tamarillo fruits. Cyphomandra Colombian Tamarillo will require a sunny spot in the garden and enough room for the plant grow as they can grow up to 2m+. Cyphomandra Colombian Tamarillo is a modern cultivar, therefore has improved disease-resistance ensuring the plants remain healthier for longer.
Advantages of Cyphomandra Colombian Tamarillo
Early fruiting variety
Abundant supply of fruit - excellent for home-gardeners
Very large sweet and juicy fruit with distinctly smooth flesh
Extremely heavy yielding variety, with months of continual harvesting
Generally vigorous plant, provided it has sufficient nutrition, particularly calcium and phosphorus
2 - 3m height at maturity
1 - 2m apart is suitable planting distance
Requires full sun
Will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy perennial fruit (avoid winter frosts)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden