Pears

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Like apples, pears are a member of the rose family. They can be divided into two categories: European and Asian. The former is what we typically think of as a…

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Cauliflower
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Cauliflower

This once ho hum veg is now one of the hippest.  In the past cauliflower cheese was as cool as it got, now you’ll find cauliflower roasted whole, deep fried, made into rice and even…

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Kumara

Kumara was an essential crop for early Maori who it is believed brought them with them from Hawaiki more than 1000 years ago.  These starchy tubers are often referred to…

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Onions

Julia Child once declared, “I cannot imagine a world without onions”, and many a chef would agree.    Part of the allium family of herbaceous flowering plants, a group that also counts…

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Kiwifruit

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  This iconic fruit, which we grow so expertly in New Zealand, originated in China. The seeds were brought back to New Zealand by Isabel Fraser, a teacher from Whanganui, who passed them on to a farmer named Alexander…

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Cauliflower

Has any vegetable had quite as fast a rise up the ‘in fashion’ list than cauliflower? In only a couple of short years cauliflower has become a hero ingredient on many restaurant menus and across…

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Apples

Apples – the most popular fruit in the world It is believed that silk traders first brought the apple to ancient Rome from Kazakhstan where the trees were cultivated and…

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Chillies

Chillies (or chiles in Spanish) come in so many different varieties than red and green.  Mexico, arguably the home of the chilli, grows over 200 different varieties.  Adopted around the…

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