Dianas Fruit NZ

The Fruitbowl

Peacharines

Peacharines (Healeys)

  • Our premium product
  • Natural peach/nectarine cross
  • Soft, thin, non-furry skin – like an apricot
  • Firm, orange flesh with an intense perfume and sweet juicy flavour
  • Fabulous eaten fresh
  • Will keep up to three weeks after picking
  • Stunning stewed/preserved (leave the skin on)
  • Semi-clingstone
  • Keep well in a fruit bowl, or the fridge for longer
  • Available from February to April
  • High in Carotene and Vitamin C and other health giving properties
Summer Fruit Guidelines
Black Doris Plums

Black Doris Plums

  • Firm, purple flesh with an intense perfume and sweet juicy flavour
  • Fabulous eaten fresh
  • Will keep up to three weeks after picking
  • Stunning stewed/preserved
  • Watties traditional variety
  • Makes great jam and plum sauce
  • Free-stone<
  • Keep well in a fruit bowl, or the fridge for longer
  • Available from late February
  • High in anti-oxidants and other health giving properties
Summer Fruit Guidelines
Omega Plums

Omega Plums

  • Gold toned red skin
  • Dense rich red flesh
  • Superb eaten raw
  • Hold shape well when cooked
  • Great jam variety
  • Free-stone
  • Will keep up to three weeks after picking
  • Keep well in a fruit bowl, or the fridge for longer
  • Silver bloom indicates freshly picked—polishes beautifully
  • Available from mid to late March
  • High in anti-oxidants and other health giving properties
Summer Fruit Guidelines
Black boy peaches

Black Boy Peaches

  • A traditional stewing variety, but delicious fresh too
  • Dense, almost blood red flesh
  • Very furry—most people peel
  • Stunning preserved/bottled
  • Soften as they ripen
  • Fabulous eaten fresh
  • Will keep up to three weeks after picking
  • Free stone
  • Keep well in a fruit bowl, or the fridge for longer
  • Available from mid March
  • Limited supply—order early from your retailer
  • High in anti-oxidants and other health giving properties
Summer Fruit Guidelines
Quinces

Quinces

  • Traditional central European delicacy
  • Fragrant but often unusual shapes
  • A pear relation
  • Rich, thick yellow skin
  • Not generally eaten raw—a bit woody
  • Cut in half lengthwise, and fill with brown sugar or honey
  • Roast slowly, or cover and microwave
  • Serve with yoghurt, whipped or ice cream
  • Makes wonderful jelly or jam
  • Great bottled
  • Quince paste (Membrillo) is a traditional cheese accompaniment
  • Keep well in a fruit bowl, or the fridge or a cool place for longer
  • Available from Late March
Summer Fruit Guidelines