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Where to find tamarillos in Toronto?

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fushykiwi Jul 7, 2006 01:46 AM

Hi,

Does anyone know where to find tamarilos or tree tomatoes they are also known as here.
They are a great fruit and full of Vitamin C.

Thanks.

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    mickeyj Mar 5, 2007 08:00 AM

    I recently saw them at Fiesta Farms near Christie pits.

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      ishmael Mar 5, 2007 07:43 AM

      My local Highland farms has them regularly along with Guavas, Passion fruit and others. I have seen them in Michealangelos so I'm sure you can find them in most upscale spuremarkets and produce stores.

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        TaliskerCats Mar 4, 2007 08:01 AM

        Harvest Wagon on Yonge Street has tomatillos--I called them before I went over just to be sure.

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          vorpal Mar 5, 2007 07:27 AM

          They're not the same thing, though:

          Here are tamarillos:
          http://www.niji.or.jp/horisho/ot_h/ot...

          I haven't tried them, but I think I've seen 'em at the Queen & Leslie Loblaws, and now I might make a point of it!

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          torontoeh Jul 8, 2006 02:35 AM

          Saw them at Dominion yesterday.

          1. tuqueboy Jul 8, 2006 02:13 AM

            believe it or not, i've actually seen them at the kitchen table at queen's quay on yonge street. but you're more likely to find them in kensington market, say maybe perola's?

            1. Mike from Hamilton Jul 7, 2006 12:11 PM

              Tamarillos are an egg shaped fruit with darker seeds inside. It is related to both the tomato and tomatillo.

              I have seen and purchased them at some of the vegetable stands in Kensington Market and also at St. Lawrence Market. You will have to go to a vegetable stand that caters to the Latin community...

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                Lipant Jul 7, 2006 02:21 AM

                Are these the same thing as tomatillos? They are VERY hard to find. I have found them at the St Lawrence Market and at Sue's, in Richmond Hill, once.

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