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Gisborne Citrus

The fruit from Twisted Citrus comes from the Poverty Bay Flats, also known as the Gisborne plains.  The area is made up of alluvial soils and has been said to constitute the most naturally fertile group of soils in the country.  Hot summers and reliable weather provide perfect conditions for producing top quality citrus and that’s why Gisborne citrus has had a long and outstanding reputation.

Once you taste it you will understand how we got there!

Navel Oranges

Gisborne Navel Oranges are pretty famous in New Zealand! Our region has the perfect climate of sunny warm days and cool nights to be able to grow one of the world’s favourite fruits.

These large, sweet, seedless and easy to peel fruit are the perfect healthy snack.

Did you know one orange will give you your recommended daily vitamin C intake.

Our delicious Navel Oranges are available for delivery from late June until early November

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Satsuma Mandarins

Originating in Japan Satsuma Mandarins were considered symbols of abundance and good fortune and famous for their sweetness, they are now loved the world over.

The premium Mandarin variety is Satsuma and this is the only variety we supply.

Satsuma Mandarins are sweet, easy to peel and have no pips, all you want from a Mandarin!

They are a convenient healthy fruit snack for kids and adults alike.

Did you know two small Mandarins will supply 35% of the daily recommended allowance of Vitamin C.

Mandarins also contain a good helping of vitamin A, along with iron, fibre, and calcium.

They are in season from late April to August.

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Limes are valued both for the acidity of its juice and the floral aroma of its zest.

They really pack a punch in the flavour and nutrition stakes, a common ingredient in authentic Mexican, Vietnamese and Thai dishes.

It is also used extensively in cocktail drinks to add unparalleled flavour.

Limes are harvested when dark to pale green, a yellow lime signifies full maturity and maximum juice content.

As with all other citrus they have a very high vitamin c content.

Limes are available between April and September.

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The Lemon fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice and zest.

Lemons make such a difference to food taste and are used so often in cooking that they are considered almost indispensable. Again they contain a high amount of Vitamin C.

There are two main types that we supply:


The Meyer lemon is the most commonly grown lemon in New Zealand. It is a cross between a lemon and mandarin, so more sweeter than the Yen Ben.

It is a soft fruit with a high juice content.

Available through Twisted Citrus May to November.

Yen Ben

Considered a 'true lemon' due to its more tangy taste and sharp citric bite.

Yen Ben have a thin, pale skin which is fantastic when used for zest.The fruit are quite firm so juicing can be hard work.

Available at Twisted Citrus from Feburary to May.

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Lemons are available in mixed citrus boxes also.


Here at Twisted Citrus we supply premium Hass avocados. They are the most common commercial vaiety in New Zealand, for good reason.

They have a lovely creamy texture and taste. They are green and hard when unripe, slowly turning a dark green/black colour and softening when they are ready to eat.

Avocados take between 7-14 days to ripen after picking depending on where they are being stored. Warmer temperatures increase ripening speed. Also near the end of the season avocados will ripen a lot faster.

The fastest way to ripen an avocado is inside a brown paper bag with a ripe banana in the hot water cupboard.

Once ripe you can leave them in the fridge for a few days if required.

Try some avocados that aren't poked and bruised by other shoppers at the supermarket, you wont believe what you've been missing out on!

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Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit has a juiciness that rivals that of the ever popular orange and sparkles with many of the same health promoting benefits.

Grapefruit has high vitamin c and antioxidant content and also reportedly can lower cholesterol.

At Twisted Citrus we supply the variety Cutlers Red. These Grapefruit are reddish/orange colour on the outside and have slightly pink/yellow flesh.  Not as tart as the more common variety, they are simply delicious eaten for a healthy breakfast…no sugar required!

Cutlers Red Grapefruit are available from June until October.

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