How to propagate Tamarillo
Sow during spring with spacing of 2m. Sow just below the surface. Seeds can sprout quickly and seedlings usually show vigorous growth. Under ideal conditions, seeds germinate after 4-6 days.
Propagate from cuttings and plan to replace after 5 years or so as it is short lived.
Special features of Tamarillo
Tamarillos are suitable for growing as indoor container plants, needing lots of light and enough water.
Other uses of Tamarillo
Ripe fruits are quite acidic/tart and make delicious additions to stews, hollandaise sauce, chutneys and curries.