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Copyright: Elisabeth Gersos (betigersos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 1 N: 192] (1031)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-29
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 11:57
Viewed: 1191
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The tamarillo is native to the Andes of Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. Today, it is still cultivated in gardens and small orchards for local production,[1] and it is one of the most popular fruits in these regions.[2] Other regions of cultivation are the subtropical areas throughout the world, such as South Africa, India, Hong Kong, China, United States, Australia, and New Zealand.[1]
The first internationally marketed crop of tamarillos in Australia was produced around 1996, although permaculture and exotic fruit enthusiasts had increasingly grown the fruit around the country from the mid nineteen seventies on.
In New Zealand, about 2000 tons are produced on 200 hectares of land and exported to the United States, Japan[3] and Europe. For the export, the existing marketing channels developed for the kiwifruit are used.[1]
The tamarillo is also successfully grown at higher elevations of Malaysia and the Philippines, and in Puerto Rico.[2] In the hot tropical lowlands, it develops only small fruits and fruit setting is seldom.
Prior to 1967, the tamarillo was known as the "tree tomato" in New Zealand, but a new name was chosen by the New Zealand Tree Tomato Promotions Council in order to distinguish it from the ordinary garden tomato and increase its exotic appeal.[4] The choice is variously explained by similarity to the word "tomato", the Spanish word "amarillo", meaning yellow,[5] and a variation on the Maori word "tama", for "leadership". It is called Tree Tomato in most of the world.[6]

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Bela foto Beti, essa tonalidade alaranjada e tamizada é muito bonita e faz um bonito contraste com o verde. Boa definição e luz bem no ponto.

Bom dia Beti,

Bom corte, belas cores, principalmente, como ressaltou o Raimundo, a tonalidade alarenjada.

(*) Espero que goste do WS.

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