An egg-shaped fruit with a stem that's related to the tomato and potato. The smooth, glossy skin is scarlet to golden yellow, and the flesh is golden apricot in color with tiny edible seeds. It has a slightly bitter tomato taste.
How to Buy
Choose firm fruit without blemishes that's heavy for its size. Ripe tamarillos are fragant and should yield slightly to pressure.
How to Store
Ripen at room temperature until flesh yields to slight pressure and becomes fragrant. Refrigerate up to 1 week.