Fruit is 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.
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.