Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Preparing tamarillos for export

Tamarillos are egg-shaped fruit, dark red or gold. Although they are of South American origin, New Zealand is the major grower. The industry expanded after the Second World War, and this 1969 film shows people harvesting and packing the fruit on an orchard in Kerikeri, Northland.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 210. National Film Unit, 1969

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Tamarillos, passionfruit and feijoas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 November 2021)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008