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Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendt.

syn. Solanum betaceum Cav.

Solanaceae

Tamarillo, Tomarillo, Tree tomato, Palo de tomate, Tomate de arbol


NewCROP has Tamarillo - Tree tomato information at:

Tree Tomato—Julia Morton, Fruits of Warm Climates

New Horticultural Crops in New Zealand—Errol W. Hewett

Neglected Crops: 1492 from a Different Perspective—J.E. Hernándo Bermejo and J. León (eds.)

"New" Solanums—Charles Heiser and Gregory Anderson

Magness J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Outside links:

Tamarillo can be found in Lost Crops of the Incas from National Academy Press

TREE TOMATO "FRUIT FACTS" (Fruit Facts are a series of publications of the California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. that contain information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, description and culture notes based on California research, and characteristics of cultivars).


There are about 30 Cyphomandra species from the American tropics. Other Cyphomandra species sometimes cultivated are:

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