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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fruity Winter Warmer Ideas

Before you stock up on mountains of potatoes for winter, don’t rule fruit out just yet! Instead, take a look at our best fruity winter warmer ideas...

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

How Did The Tamarillo Get Its Name?

Although common across New Zealand, the tamarillo is still called a tree tomato in many places around the world. So how did it become the tamarillo in NZ?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Top Ways To Keep Your Winter Fruit Intake Up

Eating healthy during summer seems a breeze. But it is equally important to make the most of the delicious winter fruit on offer during the chillier months.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fruit Of The Month - Lime

In lime appreciation month, we will find out where these little green nuggets hail from, how they are good for us, and learn some new ways to use them.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fruit Of The Month: Persimmon

Shaped like a tomato, but with a sweet honeyed taste, the persimmon is not your run of the mill boring fruit! Let’s explore this delicious fruity variety now...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Why is Fresh Fruit Best?

While we can enjoy fruit in a variety of ways - juiced, dried, stewed, preserved, frozen, candied, and more - fresh fruit is best! Here are the reasons why...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Fruit of the month: Feijoas

Possibly even more kiwi than the Kiwifruit, feijoas are a key part of our fruity heritage. Let’s look into how NZ began its love affair with the feijoa...

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

How To Grow Your Own Avocado Tree

Imagine if you had an almost endless supply of avocados in your backyard! Good news, you can! It is super easy to grow your own avocado tree from a pit.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Knowing When Your Favourite Fruits Are In Season

Let’s take a look at when your favourite fruits are in season and when they naturally ripen. Then, you can take advantage of NZ’s fruits by eating seasonally.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Fruit of the Month: Passionfruits

More than just a great dessert topping, passionfruits are delicious! Read on to learn a bit more about passionfruit - where they hail from, what goodness they contain, and the best ways to use them.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fruit Of The Month - The Humble Orange

That’s right, this month is dedicated to an oldie but a goodie, the humble but never overrated orange. A staple of lunchboxes for generations, the orange is a little package of sunshine bursting with Vitamin C and delicious, juicy goodness.

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Twisted Citrus

The little Twisted Citrus video.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Fruit of the Month - Avocados

How can you resist avocados? A staple in any healthy diet and they are just plain yum! Let’s get to know this famous, super-versatile fruit a little better.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Should You Put Fruit In A Salad?

Like the pineapple on pizza debate, the argument of whether to put fruit in salad has raged on almost as long as the legend of Santa himself has existed.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Why Does Gisborne Grow Great Fruit?

This sunny settlement produces a whopping 56 percent of New Zealand’s citrus. So what is it that makes Gisborne such a prolific citrus success? Let’s see!

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

10 Of The Best Smoothie Ideas

Adaptable for any season, taste, nutritional requirements and diet, smoothies are versatile and so easy to create. Here are our our 10 best smoothie ideas...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Have You Thought Of Giving The Gift Of A Fruit Box?

Whether you want to say get well soon to your grandma, send season’s greetings to a client, or say I love you to that special someone, then the gift of good health is just what you need. A fruit box has you covered.

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

How To Use And Store Kaffir Lime Leaves

New Zealand is a multi-cultural nation and as such, we heartily embrace cuisines from all around the world. With Southeast Asia as one of our closest neighbours, we have happily welcomed an array of delicious dishes from Thailand and Indonesia, so if you haven't actually heard of or purchased Kaffir lime leaves before, you will almost certainly have enjoyed their flavour at some point.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Creative uses for orange peels

It’s peak season for navel oranges here in New Zealand - the perfect time to grab some and tuck in.
Not only do oranges taste delicious, they also have a bunch of health benefits that make them an essential part of your winter diet.
Most people are aware that you can use orange zest to add some zing to your baking or throw the peels into a compost pile, but there are a myriad of other ways to make good use of those discarded peels.
Here are a few of our favourite creative uses for orange peels.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The shortest day: time to plant garlic!

As temperatures drop and the nights draw in, most of us are stoking the fire and dreaming of sunnier climates, but for our garlic grower, Kirsty Gaddam, mid-winter means pulling on her gummies and getting out into the cold to plant her crop.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

If you're half excited and half terrified, it's going to be one of the best things you ever do.

I’m not sure who first said it, but this quote, that sits on an old scrap of paper pinned to our kitchen noticeboard, helped us when we set up Twisted Citrus and it’s also been a great mantra for our kids. They know it by heart!

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Juicy Facts About Lemons

We may be a little biased, but in terms of versatility and usefulness, lemons are hard to beat. Of all the fruit we sell at Twisted Citrus, lemons are the most requested year-round. Fortunately, lemons are generally available throughout the year but become scarce in late summer. You may find the price will rise around this time and notice imported fruit appearing in supermarkets.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

On the cover of life & leisure behind the scences

If you had told me a few years ago our family was going to be on the cover of Life & Leisure magazine because we were selling citrus online, I would have said…go and get yourself another drink!
But in September last year, that’s exactly where we found ourselves.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It started with an orange...

In 2003 Sandy & I (wool buyer and nurse) bought a lifestyle property on the Poverty Bay Flats just on the outskirts of Gisborne.

We knew our soil was made up of exceptionally fertile heavy silt loam. Soil renowned in our district for growing just about anything very well.
We had a bare paddock so decided to plant some orange tree's...unbeknown to us our unique citrus journey had begun!

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Our first order of mandarins, limes and lemons arrived in Arrowtown on Thursday, 2 days after dispatch and they are fantastic! Great condition and excellent flavour and juice! Will be back for more!
Phillipa Dobson-Brown - Arrowtown

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