Figure 23: Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea). Gardens high on the mountainsides from Colombia to Chile contain small trees that bear large crops of these egg-shaped "tomatoes." Tree tomatoes have bright, shiny, red or golden skins and can be eaten raw or cooked or added to cakes, fruit salads, sauces, or ice cream. Among the most popular local delights, their succulent flesh is tart and tangy and has a unique piquancy. Despite the tartness, these make good dessert treats. They are beginning to appear in the specialty sections of good supermarkets.