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Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« on: April 30, 2022, 05:13:43 AM »
I bought some seeds at Tradewindfruits of Cyphomandra abutiloides: https://www.tradewindsfruit.com/cyphomandra-abutiloides-dwarf-tamarillo-seeds
and the fruit tastes disgusting! Does anyone know how to use the fruit/ has recipes? And yes, the fruit I tried were ripe!

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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 11:30:09 AM »
My personal experience with Cyphomandras is... they really stink when brushed against.
Unless you enjoy the fragrance of Urine!
In all fairness... I never let it stick around to set fruit... too smelly!

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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 11:58:17 AM »
My personal experience with Cyphomandras is... they really stink when brushed against.
Unless you enjoy the fragrance of Urine!
In all fairness... I never let it stick around to set fruit... too smelly!

Kevin
interesting, i grow tamarillo and never had much problems with the scent , it was unpleasant only when i touched the leaves, and still not terrible.
Guess it deppends on the person, but if there was a reason not to grow it, for me it would not be the smell surely ....

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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2022, 11:00:55 PM »
I had a plant last year. The leaves are really smelly, to me kind of like tar. It started to fruit at about 9 months old after starting indoor really early. I only had about 8 fruits before winter shut down the flowering. They taste really tropical in flavor with a little bitter after taste. I heard the fruits taste better after the stems start to get woody.

The plants get minor frost damage at 31f. I lost the plant completely when temps hit their lowest at 28f. I took a cutting inside that rooted so Ill try again this year and see how they go. It definitely has a leg up on last year.

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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2022, 07:50:11 AM »
Thank you! I found the fruit tasting bad and smelling worse.

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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2022, 04:19:59 PM »
I had one that fruited profusely and season over season the flavor didn't improve. Always had a terrible astringent aftertaste that wouldn't go away. It was pretty and I didnt have the stinky leaves issue, but one of the worst fruit I've ever grown. Bleh.


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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2022, 06:17:44 PM »
I believe normal tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea) are frequently consumed in a few ways-

Sprinkled with sugar on top and eaten out of hand- I found this to be alright

Cooked (often with mint) as a marinade to meats- I have not tried this

I didn't find it to be an amazing fruit- but possibly good as a marinade with meat

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Re: Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2022, 07:01:44 PM »
I bought a fruit, ate it raw, liked it and planted seeds. I don't know how good they will be but i do find their leaves stinky.
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