May - August
We have two varieties of tamarillos available:
Best eaten when slightly soft to touch, but still reasonably firm. Tamarillos can be eaten fresh, just cut open and scoop out with a spoon. Some people like to add a touch of sugar to sweeten the flavour, or you can cook them up to make a delicious compote or relish, just remember to remove the skin first. Perfect added to your breakfast, or over icecream for dessert!
Tamarillos are packed with vitamin A, C, & E, which is great for healthy, glowing skin, boosting your immunity and maintaining healthy eyesight. Interestingly, they also contain chlorogenic acid, which can help reduce blood sugar levels. The potassium and magnesium in tamarillos is said to help with blood pressure and heart function.
Tamarillos will keep in your fruit bowl for a week or so before they start softening up. You can keep them in the fridge for a few weeks to extend their shelf life if you need to, or remove the skins and freeze the pulp to use later in cooking.