Our Tamarillo adventure began in 2020, when we moved our family to a small lifestyle block in Maungatapere, Whangarei.
Coming from horticultural backgrounds, we looked for a suitable crop to grow on our land. After finding a great community within the Tamarillo industry in the area, we then worked to establish the orchard over the next year - setting up shelter, irrigation and planting Tamarillos.
All the while raising our two young boys and working off of the orchard - Terekia in Horticulture and Nastasja in Education.
When our first harvest was ready in 2022 we looked for ways to market it, the traditional supermarket way did not resonate with us, so, through a connection with other local growers, we started to supply our Tamarillos to the Tasty Tams website. Later, it became available to purchase, we jumped at the chance to own it and supply quality fruit to consumers.
So here we are, living the dream.
Terekia, Nastasja and our little family.