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CAROB (Ceratonia siliqua) PB 10 50cm 15.00 NZD
This is a very useful and handsome tree that can grow to about 10m, though I've never seen one that size in NZ. It is quite hardy, but will not tolerate extreme frost. The leaves are round and bronze, and the tree bears long sweet pods that can be eaten raw, or dried and ground to provide carob powder, which is used as a chocolate substitute. Make sure you take the [very hard] seeds out first! it will grow in most soils and can withstand severe drought once established. The pods also make excellent high-calorie stock fodder. Occasionally the trees are hermaphrodite, but usually you will need both male and female for pollination. Seed grown, so best to plant at least 3 to have a good chance of getting both male and female. Expect fruit within six to eight years, but two or three summers irrigation will greatly speed growth, hasten fruiting, and increase the yield.
 
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CASANA (cyphomandra cajanumensis) PB5 50cm 12.00 NZD
Lots of sweet passionfruit-like fruit, ripe May-September. The tree looks similar to tamarillo with the large soft leaves and requires similar growing conditions. They grow well when planted near the drip lines of larger trees with well established root systems that keep the water pumping up. This keeps the roots of the casana from becoming waterlogged. Bananas do that as well. Protect from wind and frost.
 
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CASIMIROA (Casimiroa edulis, White Sapote) PB10 50cm
A native of the Mexican Highlands. Wonderful fruit the size of an apple with a thin green skin. The pulp is delicious, creamy and smooth, the flavour is sweet and rich. I don't know why this isn't as well known as the cherimoya, it is easily as delicious. Fruit ripens in May/June. Generally fruit is mature if it comes easily from the tree with a gentle twist, changes to a lighter colour and is slightly soft to touch. Handle gently as they bruise easily. Store in a cool spot and eat within a few days of ripening (hard to resist anyway!). The trees are prolific fruiters, hardy to some frost, long lived, large and spreading in habit. Best for being pruned. Occasionally the trees are self fertile, but nearly always you will need two varieties for pollination. These are all grafted trees and should fruit in 3 - 4 years.
 
 

CASIMIROA - LNP PB10 50cm 35.00 NZD
A good choice for the home gardener, this has a semi-weeping habit and fine-flavoured fruit. Heavy cropper. Our best producer here at the nursery.
 
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CASIMIROA - Mac's Golden (casimiroa edulis) PB10 50cm 35.00 NZD
A fairly slow-growing cultivar, with yellowish leaves. The fruits are large, elongated and oval in shape. The flesh is a deep yellow with a particularly rich, aromatic flavour and few seeds.
 
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CASIMIROA - Our choice (casimiroa edulis) PB10 50cm 35.00 NZD
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CASIMIROA - Pike PB10 50cm 35.00 NZD
Small (2 -3m), well balanced tree with weeping habit. Excellent for small sections. Dark green skin, white flesh. Ripens late April-May. Skin turns a lighter shade of green to indicate ripeness.
 
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CASIMIROA - Sue Belle PB10 50cm 35.00 NZD
A Californian favourite, Sue Belle is a tall growing tree which produces good crops of crisp, fine-flavoured fruit. The tree can be pruned to suit a small garden.
 
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CHERIMOYA (Annona cherimola, Custard Apple) PB 6.5 50cm
Native to the Andean Valleys of Peru & Ecuador. Large aromatic fruit weighing up to 1 kg or more with white creamy flesh and a wonderful flavour. Pick when skin changes colour to a lighter green and is still quite firm. Handle carefully to prevent bruising. Eat in a few days when soft to touch - it is delicious. Eat fresh or you can make a firm creamy sauce mixing the flesh with mashed bananas and cream. This is a great filling for layer cakes or base for trifles, add to fruit salads, milkshakes, yoghurt or chill and serve wedges - very moreish. First time tasters of this fruit usually rave about it. Plant in free draining soil and protect from wind and frost. Mulch well to keep moist all year round. Cherimoyas are self fertile, but will bear even better if hand pollinated. Or you can spray with a 1:5 solution of sugar to water and let the insects do the pollinating for you! Once established they will tolerate an occasional mild frost. These are all grafted trees and should fruit in 3 or 4 years.
 
 

CHERIMOYA - Burton's Favourite (annona cherimola) PB6.5 50cm 38.00 NZD
Very popular NZ variety. Smooth skinned fruit of excellent flavour ripening mid to late season. Heavy cropper.
 
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CHERIMOYA - Our choice (annona cherimola) PB6.5 50cm 38.00 NZD
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CHERIMOYA - Perla (annona cherimola) PB 6.5 50cm 38.00 NZD
Excellent NZ variety just as its name suggests - a little pearler. Well shaped fruit, good flavour, mid season producer.
 
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CHERIMOYA - Rawene PB6.5 50cm 38.00 NZD
This is a smallish tree with fairly smooth, sweet fruit of medium size and good flavour. Ripens mid season.
 
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CHERIMOYA - Wooky PB6.5 50cm 38.00 NZD
This is a vigorous variety, producing large sweet fruit towards the end of winter
 
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CHILEAN GUAVA (Myrtus ugni) PB3 30cm 12.00 NZD
This wonderful shrub is an aromatic evergreen bush that grows to about 1.5m. It can be grown as a border plant or hedge, and should be planted where you can appreciate the aroma. In summer it is covered in fluffy white flowers followed by pea-sized berries which are tangy little flavour bombs. Best eaten alone to really appreciate the flavour, or made into a unique jam. Will grow in shade and tolerate frost. Keep moist and shelter from wind. Prune hard for first two years.
 
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CHINESE QUINCE (pseudocydonia sinensis) PB5 60cm 12.00 NZD
This is a very pretty small tree, with cerise flowers followed by big oval fruit. The fruit is smooth-skinned, unlike the English quince, so is much easier to handle. Far too sour to eat raw, but they make wonderful jams, jellies and pickles. Easy to grow. Tolerant of cold, wind and most soil types.
 
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CITRUS Meyer lemon PB5 40cm 12.00 NZD
The most common and popular lemon. It fruits profusely for much of the year. Fruits are thin skinned and very juicy. Suitable for container or open ground.
 
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CITRUS Tahitian Lime PB5 50cm 12.00 NZD
This is the Bears variety of Tahitian lime. It produces loads of tangy limes and is a reliable fruiter in our climate. Cutting grown so suitable for container or open ground. Does best in a sunny warm situation with shelter from wind. Protect from frost. Matures April-Sept.
 
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FEIJOA - general description
Feijoas are great plants for a fruiting hedge or shelter. They are tolerant of wind and a variety of soils, though of course they will produce their best fruit in the best conditions. But they will grow well in coastal situations, will tolerate frost once established and require very little care. The fruit is delicious raw, or stewed, or as chutney or jam or wine.
 
 

FEIJOA - Tagan1 (feijoa sellowiana Tagan1) PB5 50cm 12.00 NZD
A vigorous variety with large leaves. Very large fruit produced early in the season.Heavy crops. Good cold tolerance.
 
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