This is my lovely Tamarillo - or tree tomato as I think it is quite commonly known. It is only tiny now, but according to Gardenworld, it is going to grow rapidly up to around two metres high, and then branch out and produce tons of delicious, slightly spicy fruit for us to eat fresh or stew.
Somewhere else on the web I read that they were not self pollinating, so I have planted two out, and I have sowed another eight seeds. I have plenty of space for fast growing, scrumptious fruit :D.
Not that I have tasted a tamarillo, but what sort of gardener would I be if I did not throw myself into the unknown realms of the fruit and vegetable world.
I am quite excited about these little tamarillos, I actually saw a fully grown fruiting tree on the weekend, and they are really quite a fabulous looking little tree. The fruit looks quite dramatic too - it kind of hangs down in clusters looking a bit like a red passionfruit.
Enough of trying to follow my descriptive blathering - you can see one here at Inhabitat's flick page and here at Victoriana Nursery Gardens.
I seriously hope that mine grows up to look like that.
ps the chicken is Not Dead Yet.