Fruit, known to us as тамарилло, in actual fact got the name not so a long ago - on January, 31, 1967. To this time he was known under the very prosaic name is a tomato tree. So strange border is explained sufficiently simple - «tamarillo» this artificial, and more precisely, commercial name which was it is officially fastened after a fruit by the unanimous consent of new zeland producers of tomato tree. Thought of this name of V.Tompson, one of members of the Novozelandskogo glad from advancement tomato tree to the market. He connected a word «tama», which marks maori «leadership» in language, and a word «rillo», allegedly germination which has, with Spanish a language. That exactly inspired Mr. Tompsona on such name - unknown. It is talked that primary these were the constituents of «tama» and «tillo», but on some reason of Tompson changed «t» on «r», and in the total we have «tamarillo». On other version, the second partial word happened from Spanish «amarillo», that means «yellow», as first-fruits of tomato tree, seen Europeans, were yellow. However not this main. Main in all this history is a fruit.