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Tree ripened bounty from Hawkes Bay

We made a hasty road trip to Hawkes Bay over the weekend for a pre-Christmas visit to the eldest member of my husband’s family.
Hastings was always known as “The Fruit Bowl of New Zealand” when I was growing up.
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I’m not sure whether that description and sign is still used but these tree ripened apricots and cherries certainly remind my taste buds that fine fruit comes from Hastings.
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We purchased these treats from “Kirstens” on Longlands Rd, Hastings. Her stall is just a little off the State Highway into Hastings as you travel from the south. She encourages a taste before you buy. You will not be disappointed.

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