I found this fruit tree growing in a community garden and it looks oddly familiar although I can't quite pick it.

picture of the plant to be identified


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Definitely a tamarillo as stated in the comments.


No Passion Fruit. It is clearly a nightshade as you can tell by the fruit and leaves. Solanum spec. Maybe it is a kind of egg plant. http://www.prosisupermarket.com/admin/Product/White%20egg%20plant.jpg

  • Tamarillo is a member of the nightshade family. This is tamarillo
    – Tyler K.
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 19:35

It's granadine, or passion fruit. My mom had them in the garden in Mutare Zimbabwe.

  • Grenadine isn't a fruit; it's a syrup made from pomegranates.
    – Niall C.
    Commented May 22, 2017 at 14:14
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    The instant I saw your answer I knew you mean granadilla (Passiflora ligularis), but it's not in this picture. This is clearly a tamarillo (Solanum betaceum). Anyway, feel free to wander on Gardening and Landscaping (GL) as there are a lot of interesting questions and answers on this site. Just one tiny request, please: don't use capslock. We're happy of having new members. :)
    – Alina
    Commented May 23, 2017 at 9:48

We called them Tree tomatoes, used to enjoy eating them at Lilfordia estates those ones are not ripe yet

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    Do you have any photos from Lilfordia estates? Those would be nice to have here, in your answer. :)
    – VividD
    Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 10:07
  • "Tree tomato" is another name for tamarillo.
    – Stephie
    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 5:27

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