Lulo is a very common fruit in Colombia. It also grows in other Latin American countries, and is known as “naranjilla” in Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica. It looks similar to a tomato but with a different consistency and a bright yellow color. It is covered by a fine membrane that is easily removed when washed. It has a bitter and juicy taste and its pulp is full of edible seeds. The pulp can be used in juices with the skin or peeled.

Nutritional information

Lulo is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, folic acid, niacin and thiamine. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc and dietary fiber.

Minimum Brix degress


Lulo is a subtropical species that flowers in climates with high humidity and temperatures between 17° and 29°C.

Lulo cannot tolerate full-sun exposure, and must be grown in semi-shade. Lulol thrives at higher altitudes up to 1,500 MASL in areas with well-distributed annual rainfall.