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Hi Folks,

My tamarillo plant fruited last year for the first time, but the fruit never
seemed to ripen properly. They turned orange and never went any further
(they're meant to be deep deep red when ripe - no it's not the yellow
variety).

The tree has heaps of fruit this season, they're still all green, but I'm
wondering if there's something special about when I'm supposed to pick
them - ie are they like some things and only ripen properly after being
picked?

It gets plenty of water and sun. I'm in Perth.

Thanks,

Noala



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Good morning, I dont know, but I have been reading in catalogs and they say
that the tamarrillos will fall off the plant when they are ripe. I assume
you can pick them before that happens, but I dont know. Now I have one for
you. How do you use them? The catalogs say one can be used in jams and
jellies, another can be used in salsas, and another in Mexican cooking. Are
they good for anything else? Can you eat them like a tomato or put them in
a fresh salad?

Thank you for the help. Dwayne


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Hi Folks,

My tamarillo plant fruited last year for the first time, but the fruit

never
seemed to ripen properly. They turned orange and never went any further
(they're meant to be deep deep red when ripe - no it's not the yellow
variety).

The tree has heaps of fruit this season, they're still all green, but I'm
wondering if there's something special about when I'm supposed to pick
them - ie are they like some things and only ripen properly after being
picked?

It gets plenty of water and sun. I'm in Perth.

Thanks,

Noala




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Thanks for your reply Dwayne,

I've always just eaten them as fruit, have heard of making jam with them
before but have never bothered (not much of a jam maker myself).

As a fruit, either:

1. Cut off the top and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and flesh (yes you
eat the seeds as well as the orange flesh)

2. Peel of the (thin) dark red skin and eat as a fruit, could slice it but I
usually just bite into it and eat it.

Can't see any reason why you couldn't use it in a salad/fruit salad. Note:
they don't taste anything like a tomato to me.

Cheers,

Noala

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Good morning, I dont know, but I have been reading in catalogs and they

say
that the tamarrillos will fall off the plant when they are ripe. I assume
you can pick them before that happens, but I dont know. Now I have one

for
you. How do you use them? The catalogs say one can be used in jams and
jellies, another can be used in salsas, and another in Mexican cooking.

Are
they good for anything else? Can you eat them like a tomato or put them

in
a fresh salad?

Thank you for the help. Dwayne



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"Dwayne" writes:
How do you use them? The catalogs say one can be used in jams and


Peel them and stew whole in sugar and water. Refrigerate and the syrup
thickens and turns deep red. Serve as you would any stewed fruit--with
ice-cream or yogurt. (To peel, pour boiling water over them and peel the
paper-thin coat off, just as you would peel tomatoes.)

Delicious. You just can't stop at one.
--
John Savage (for email, replace "ks" with "k" and delete "n")



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