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Twisted Citrus Fruit Is...

  • Tasty, not tasteless.

  • Fresh and nutritious, not past its best.

  • Grown with love and attention.

  • Picked and handled with care.

  • In perfect condition when it reaches you.

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Hello! We’re Sandy and Bron Kemp… Owners of Twisted Citrus.

Our adventure began in 2003, when we bought a lifestyle property with a bare paddock on the outskirts of Gisborne. 

We knew our soil comprised of exceptionally fertile heavy silt loam, renowned in our district for it’s growing power. So we planted some orange trees… unbeknown to us our Twisted journey had begun!

After a few years our trees were producing enough oranges to take to market. Initially, we sent our fruit via the traditional route - wholesale/packhouse/supermarket. But we had no contact with the end customer and no comfort that our oranges would reach consumers with their quality and flavour intact. 

So we took destiny into our own hands, hitting the road and selling our delicious fruit on a grass verge in Hawke's Bay.

Direct contact with our customers made us realise that not all oranges are created equal - it was clear we had something special on our hands. 

Customers returned week-after-week raving about how juicy and flavoursome our oranges are - and our oranges soon had a cult following. From there the idea was born to make them available throughout New Zealand.

Picked to order, direct from the orchard - no storage, no processing, no wax and no refrigeration. 

Arriving on doorsteps around the country just as nature intended, bursting with fragrance, flavour and goodness.

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Not all oranges are created equal.

At Twisted Citrus our produce is picked to order from New Zealand's premium citrus capital, Gisborne and sent direct to our customers - no storage, no processing, no wax and no refrigeration - simply bursting with fragrance, flavour and goodness.

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Our range of top quality hand-picked seasonal Gisborne produce includes:

Oranges, Mandarins, Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit, Feijoas, Lemonades, Tangelos, Avocados, Tamarillos, Persimmon, Passionfruit, Plums, Apples, Pears, Blueberries, Makrut Lime Leaves and Organic Garlic.

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When you buy fruit from us you support many small Gisborne businesses to thrive. While we grow delicious oranges kiwifruit, limes, and kaffir lime leaves, all of the other produce we supply is sourced from top-quality artisan growers in the Gisborne area.

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We ❤️ Starship.

Helping more kiwi kids get the medical care they need.

With every product you purchase from Twisted Citrus, you support Starship Children’s Hospital.

Starship Children's Hospital provides a wide range of complex medical, surgical, cardiac and mental health services for children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Starship is the life-line for children all over New Zealand with over 135,000 patient visits each year.

We feel privileged to be able to support the very important work of Starship and thank you, our customers, for supporting this crucial part of New Zealand’s healthcare.

We have donated $25,902 to charities since the beginning of Twisted Citrus, all thanks to our wonderful customers!

To help support our local people in need, we donate any left over/excess produce to Gizzy Kai Rescue who's mission is to minimise food waste and nourish the community.