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Availability

 

Fruit Availability
January Unavailable  
February Unavailable  
March Very Limited  
April Short  
May Good  
June Very Good  
July Excellent  
August Excellent  
September    Good  
October Short  
November Very Limited  
December Unavailable  
 

 

Fruit available March through to October

The availability of New Zealand grown tamarillos depends on locations and pruning methods.  In certain areas growers can prune for very early or very late crops.  The peak of availability is in July and August.

This table shows annual availability.

 

Growing regions in New Zealand

Tamarillo growing regions in New Zealand

The tamarillo is a sub-tropical plant and thrives in warm climates.   In New Zealand it is grown mainly in coastal areas, concentrated in the North Island where risk of frosts is low.

This map of New Zealand shows the main tamarillo growing areas in red.