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Solanum betaceum 'Lairds' (Tamarillo)

Solanum betaceum 'Lairds' (Tamarillo)


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The tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) is a small tree or shrub in the flowering plant family Solanaceae (the nightshade family). It is best known as the species that bears the tamarillo, an egg-shaped edible fruit. It is also known as the tree tomato, tomate de árbol, tomate andino, tomate serrano, blood fruit, tomate de yuca, tomate de españa, sachatomate, berenjena, chilto and tamamoro in South America, tyamtar, rambheda or rukh tamatar (lit. tree tomatoes) in Nepal, and terong Belanda (Dutch eggplant) in Indonesia. It is popular globally, especially in Peru, Colombia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Nepal, Rwanda, Burundi, Australia, Bhutan and the United States.

The variety 'Lairds' has rich juicy pulp that can be eaten fresh or can be used in fruit salads, sauces and chutneys. Clusters of pink fragrant flowers followed by almost round bright red fruit. High in fibre and low in calories.

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