A. Our season tends to run late June - October. This can vary dependant on pruning undertaken to ensure fruit quality, and of course what conditions Mother-Nature supplies us with.
Q. What are the nutritional qualities of a tamarillo?
A. Tamarillos rate very highly as a source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants when compared with other common fruits and vegetables. A report by Crop & Food Research attributes a key number of nutritional attributes to the tamarillo:
Low in fat and hence calories
Low in carbohydrates and the carbohydrate present is mainly in the form of fibre
High in potassium but extremely low in sodium, which is a desirable balance for a healthy diet
Contains other trace elements important for health, in particular, copper and manganese
Source of fibre
Source of Vitamin A, B6 and C. Also contains Vitamin E and Thiamine
Click here to see the full report from Crop & Food Research (268Kb, PDF file)
Q. What is the difference in the types of tamarillos you grow?
A. We grow three colours of tamarillos, we grow all our tree stock from seed to ensure quality and consistency.
Red - The traditional colour tamarillos grown commercially in New Zealand, and often the type people know bet and have for childhood memories of for their distinct tart-sweet flavour and deep red skin. We grow several varieties of these; larger ones for our premium range, and smaller ones suitable for processing and scoffing.
Gold - These are smaller rounder fruit with deep golden skin. Less tart and acidic than the red variety, but they retain the tamarillo taste. Smaller seeds in this fruit make it ideal for marmalade.
Amber - We grow a heritage variety of amber tamarillos, they are a long slender fruit, again slightly sweeter than the gold variety with smaller seeds.
Q. Do you grow feijoas too?
A. Yes!, we have a small Feijoa grove on the orchard. We grow four varieties Apollo, Anatoki, Kakariki, and Kakapo, We supply these in mixed variety boxes in season (March - April).
Q. How do I pay for my order?
A. Payment is made by bank deposit/internet banking. Once you confirm your order you will receive a confirmation including an invoice and instructions for payment.
Q. When will my order be shipped?
A. We pack and ship all fresh fruit orders on a Monday, this is to avoid your fruit sitting at a depot over the weekend. Please ensure your order is in by 2 pm on Sunday.
Fruit Fusion products are shipped daily.
Q. Can I send your fruit and products as a gift?
A. Yes! We love helping people to send gifts. Just select a different shipping address when you place your order if you would like a personal message included in a card leave a note for us in the comments box of your order.
If you would like multiple orders sent or corporate gifting contact us to discuss and tailor a solution for you.
Q. Which couriers do you use?
A. We ship all orders using Fastway Aramex couriers. You will receive an email with a tracking number for your order. You can use their track and trace service to check on it.
If you do not receive your order on time, contact us and we'll chase it up for you.
Q. What is my order is damaged or delayed during delivery?
A. No one is perfect, including our couriers, sometimes (not very often) things go wrong. In the unlikely event, your order is not in tip-top shape, please take a photo of it and contact us within 24 hours of delivery. We will happily replace it or refund you.
Q. I would like to order a larger quantity than the standard box size, do you do this?
A. Yes! We work with many customers to ensure they get just the right amount and mix of varieties to fruit for their needs. Just send us an enquiry.