Rollinia "Meringue Pie"

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Please note: We accept orders for plants year round, however we only ship/deliver plants from September throught to April.

Rollinia Meringue (Rollinia deliciosa)


As the name suggests, Rollinia Meringue Pie is incredibly tasty. It's flavour is often likened to lemon meringue pie, a description that while accurate, does not do this fruit justice. It is very sweet and creamy, and has a refreshing, lemon-like flavour, but it also contains more nuanced tropical notes like banana, pineapple, and coconut.

There are recipes for Rollinia-based sauces, flans, ice creams, and souffles.

Despite its vibrant, prickly appearance, this fruit is fragile and fleeting. Its spikes will turn black as it ages and when it’s handled. 

An ideal Rollinia is vibrant yellow and yields to gentle pressure. Blackness on the tips of its spikes is okay, but if the rest of the fruit has dark spots, it should be avoided.

Suitable for container growing.

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist, especially during the growing and fruiting seasons.
  • Temperature: Best grown in temperatures between 24°C and 28°C.
  • Light: Requires full sun to partial shade.
  • Fertilising: Fertilise every three months with a balanced NPK such as 10-10-10.
  • Pruning: Light pruning to remove unhealthy branches and to facilitate air circulation.
  • Mulching: Mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for common pests and diseases, treating them as needed.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces creamy white flowers that develop into large, spherical fruits with a bumpy surface.
  • Potting: Suitable for large pots, but best performance is in the ground.\
  • Feeding Regime: Regular applications of balanced NPK fertilizer enhance growth and fruit production.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at hello@exoticanz.com to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5

Delivery

  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Rollinia "Meringue Pie"
Rollinia "Meringue Pie"
Rollinia "Meringue Pie"
Rollinia "Meringue Pie"

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