Tomato Yellow Tamarillo, Yellow Tree Tomato

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

A popular crimson red medium tomato with great taste that tolerates low night temperatures, so it is ideal for cooler area. A Russian heirloom that is an early producer. A tough and vigorous producer that needs staking.

An attractive cultivar medium sized, scarlet red fruit that is full of flavour. Tolerant of cool night temperatures and ideal for cool climate gardens

Flavours/Food Partners

A rich flavored tomato that partners well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Use with any good salad vegetable, Nasturtium flowers and mixed fresh herbs to make an attractive and tasty salad.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Red Russian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also Vitamin C. For a classic rich sauce cook and mix with garlic, marjoram, sweet basil, diced shallots, and fresh pizza thyme. Finely dice, mix finely chopped shallots, fresh pesto basil and extra virgin olive oil and place on lightly toasted Turkish bread then top with an anchovie for a special homemade bruschetta.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.1 to 1.4 m stake.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.2m
Width 50cm
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Description

(Solanum betaceum ‘Luteum’)

Small evergreen tree with large leaves and juicy yellow fruit.

Flavours/Food Partners

The sweet and peppery tomato flavour partners well with sweet herbs like mint, lemon and lime verbena and fruity sages. Also enhances herbs like garlic, coriander, Thai basil, chives, fennel and shallots. As a main partner with strong meats like venison, pork and lamb, vegetables like eggplant, sweet potato and pumpkin or with any strong flavoured desert.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Tamaril o is one of those magic plants that can be used in all sections of a meal just do not eat the skin. From entrée through mains to desert and drinks it adds a sense of the exotic. Raw and in deserts use it as you would passionfruit. For snacks and mains treat as you would tomatoes. For a nice nibble finely slice and put on top of some pureed avocado on a cracker. As a main make a chutney using onions, tamaril os, garlic and fresh basil then pour over part cooked lamb chops. Return to the oven and finish cooking. To peel simply place fruit in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let sit for 4 mins. Using a sharp knife cut the base and skin wil peel off. Good source of Calcium, vitamin A and protein. Low in calories.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Water and mulch well at planting then feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove tip when 1.5m high to bush up the plant. Harvest when fruit is full color.

Herb Attributes

Position PART TO FULL SUN, FROST SENSITIVE
Height 2.5M
Width 1.4M