15 TREE TOMATO / TAMARILLO seeds...
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Tree tomato or Tamarillo is a tropical shrub of the Solanaceae family.
In Latin it is called: Solanum betaceum or Cyphomandra betacea.
Tree tomato is native to Central America.
Tamarillo seeds are brown the size of those of jalapeno pepper.
Its flowers are white and mauve resembling tomato flowers.
The smell is characteristic, they smell of burnt caramel.
This fruit of the tomato tree looks like chicken eggs of red color.
Tamarillo is not rustic at all, think to return it during the winter.
It is usually 2 to 4 meters high.
Leaves of Cyphomandra betacea are about 30 cm long.
Fruit of tamarillo is sweet, often even tart.
It is consumed raw but also cooked.
Tamarillo is also eaten in fruit salads, jams or juices.
Sowing tree tomato seeds:
Sow your tamarillo seeds in a box of fine potting soil and lightly cover the seeds.
Sprinkle gently with a small sprayer and place your culture of Solanum betaceum in a greenhouse or mini-greenhouse at a temperature close to 30 ° C.
Germination of tree tomato seeds will take place about 3-4 weeks after sowing.
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