Information on Tamarillos
How to use Tamarillos
Peel and slice tamarillos and place on pavlova, pizza, cheesecake and roulades or mix into salads. Add to casseroles and smoothies or grill tamarillo halves to enjoy with barbecued meats. Tamarillo sorbet is delicious and stewed tamarillo and apple on ice cream is a family favourite.
If eating a tam raw, try cutting it in half and scooping out the flesh with a spoon. Some people sprinkle sugar on them first. Do not eat the skin as it has an unusual taste.
To remove the skin, cover the fruit in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, then dip in cooler water, score the skin with a knife, and it will slip off easily.
Enjoy experimenting. The possibilities are endless.
Do you have a “tried and true” family recipe or a fresh new idea? Are you looking for inspiration? We’d love to hear about your exciting ideas and share our passion for tamarillos.
Tamarillos store well in the fridge for up to two weeks or keep them in your fruit bowl for about a week. They can easily be frozen – either whole (remove the skins first) or pureed.
New Zealand Composition has a database of nutritional information by fruit.
The New Zealand Tamarillos Growers Association website holds information on growing tamarillos in NZ.