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Casimiroa Luke

The flavour is mild and sweet , resembling a combination of peach, banana and pear with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy bearing. Starts fruiting 4-5 years after planting.

Habit - Excellent specimen tree, bushy and semi-weeping. Rich green foliage with a short semi-deciduous period after flowering.

Size - Small to medium height 4 x 4m.

Pollination - Self-fertile. Pollinated fruit grow largest and have 1-5 large seeds embedded in the flesh. Unpollinated fruit do form but these seedless fruit are generally much smaller.

Harvest - Pick the fruit while firm and changing colour from green to lighter shade of green. If picked too soon they will be astringent and can be most unpleasant. Fruit that are mature enough to pick can be released from the tree with a gentle twist. The skin of the Casimiroa is paper thin so the fruit are better hand picked as they damage and spoil very easily if left to drop. Once harvested, the fruit will ripen quickly. Cool storage will allow them to be kept up to 2 weeks, but this ability will vary from variety to variety. Main fruiting season May to June.

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Casimiroa Pike

Often used in commerical plantings. Large fruit with white smooth creamy texture and a mild sweet flavour. Flavour resembesd a combination of peach, banana and pear with a smooth texture. The fruit remians green when ripe. The flavour is consider superior to other varieties but it does have a bitter skin. Heavy cropper. Starts fruiting 4-5 years after planting.

Habit - Excellent specimen tree, bushy with weeping habit. Rich green foliage with a short semi-deciduous period after flowering.

Size - Small to medium compact tree 4 x 4m.

Pollination - Self-fertile. Pollinated fruit grow largest and have 1-5 large seeds embedded in the flesh. Unpollinated fruit do form but these seedless fruit are generally much smaller.

Harvest - Pick the fruit while firm and changing colour from green to slightly lighter green. If picked too soon they will be astringent and can be most unpleasant. Fruit that are mature enough to pick can be released from the tree with a gentle twist. The skin of the Casimiroa is paper thin so the fruit are better hand picked as they damage and spoil very easily if left to drop. Once harvested, the fruit will ripen quickly. Cool storage will allow them to be kept up to 2 weeks, but this ability will vary from variety to variety. Main fruiting season May to August.

Casimiroa Platts

Considered one of the best varieties of casimiroa with good clusters of even sized and shaped fruit with a lovely golden skin and excellent flavour. Flavour resembesd a combination of peach, banana and pear with a smooth texture. Starts fruiting 4-5 years after planting.

Habit - Excellent specimen tree, compact habit. Rich green foliage with a short semi-deciduous period after flowering.

Size - Small to medium compact tree 4 x 4m.

Pollination - Self-fertile. Pollinated fruit grow largest and have 1-5 large seeds embedded in the flesh. Unpollinated fruit do form but these seedless fruit are generally much smaller.

Harvest - Pick the fruit while firm and changing colour from green to golden yellow. If picked too soon they will be astringent and can be most unpleasant. Fruit that are mature enough to pick can be released from the tree with a gentle twist. The skin of the Casimiroa is paper thin so the fruit are better hand picked as they damage and spoil very easily if left to drop. Once harvested, the fruit will ripen quickly. Cool storage will allow them to be kept up to 2 weeks, but this ability will vary from variety to variety. Main fruiting season May to August.

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Casimiroa Sue Belle

The flavour is rich sweet and musky, resembling a combination of peach, banana and pear with a smooth texture. Pick the fruit while firm and changing colour from green to yellow. If picked too soon they will be astringent and can be most unpleasant. Fruit that are mature enough to pick can be released from the tree with a gentle twist. The skin of the Casimiroa is paper thin so the fruit are better hand picked as they damage and spoil very easily if left to drop. Once harvested, the fruit will ripen quickly. Cool storage will allow them to be kept up to 2 weeks, but this ability will vary from variety to variety. Starts fruiting 4-5 years after planting.

Habit - They form a medium to very large evergreen tree, according to cultivar and soil. It is deciduous under drought and other stress. The tree casts a dense shade. Growth is rapid, in flushes. It is densely branching, drooping at maturity.

Size - A medium height tree growing 4m tall and spreading to 4m

Pollination - Pollinated fruit grow largest and have 1-5 large seeds embedded in the flesh. Unpollinated fruit do form but these seedless fruit are generally much smaller.

Harvest - Sue Belle produce delicious orange sized fruit from May to August.

Casimiroa Te Puna Selection

The flavour is rich sweet and musky, resembling a combination of peach, banana and pear with a smooth texture. Pick the fruit while firm and changing colour from green to yellow. If picked too soon they will be astringent and can be most unpleasant. Fruit that are mature enough to pick can be released from the tree with a gentle twist. The skin of the Casimiroa is paper thin so the fruit are better hand picked as they damage and spoil very easily if left to drop. Once harvested, the fruit will ripen quickly. Cool storage will allow them to be kept up to 2 weeks, but this ability will vary from variety to variety. Starts fruiting 4-5 years after planting.

Habit - They form a medium to very large evergreen tree, according to cultivar and soil. It is deciduous under drought and other stress. The tree casts a dense shade. Growth is rapid, in flushes. It is densely branching, drooping at maturity.

Size - A medium height tree growing 5m tall and spreading to 5m

Pollination - Pollinated fruit grow largest and have 1-5 large seeds embedded in the flesh. Unpollinated fruit do form but these seedless fruit are generally much smaller.

Harvest - Te Puna Selection produce delicious orange sized fruit from May to August.


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