Cyphomandra abutiloides, Dwarf Tamarillo Tree

Cyphomandra abutiloides

Dwarf Tamarillo Tree
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersEdible plantIrritating plant

Cyphomandra abutiloides, also known as the Dwarf Tamarillo Tree is a small plant only reaching about 2-5 ft in height. It produces pink flowers. These flowers are quite attractive.

The fruit of Dwarf Tamarillo is edible, and very healthy for consumption. It is ripe when it turns a deep red. It contains an assortment of vitamins and minerals and is said to boost the immune system. The fruit has a tart flavor and a texture much like a tomato. It can be peeled and eaten raw, or added to recipes like sauce, jam and ice cream.

The Dwarf Tamarillo Tree is native to South America and is an excellent choice for gardens in USDA Zone 9-11. When growing it in colder regions, it is best to plant it in a pot that can be moved indoors during harsh winters. It should be fertilized every few months with a balanced fertilizer to ensure it receives all the nutrients it needs. It is also important to prune it regularly to ensure it does not become too large.

This amazing small tree is easy to care for and produces edible fruit that is packed with healthy benefits. It is sure to be the perfect addition to any garden.

The unripe fruit is slightly toxic and parts of plant are toxic as well.

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Cyphomandra abutiloides, Dwarf Tamarillo Tree

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