The Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea) belongs to the flowering plant family Solanaceae. The fruit is eaten by scooping the flesh from a halved fruit but, in New Zealand, most children palpate the ripe fruit until it is soft, then bite off the stem end and squeeze the flesh directly into their mouth.
My responses to various media. Likely to contain spoilers and wildly biased opinions. The botannical information is from the Wikipedia tamarillo entry, edited to my own ideas of felicitous grammar, and the current default user pic is from china_shop.