I have a question for GuanoLad and any other Kiwis out there. I’ve had exposure to stuff like Vegemite and Marmite (not to my taste, personally, but hey) and of course, kiwifruit is quite common here in the States now, but I was wondering about some of the other native New Zealand food that we simply don’t encounter here in North America.
Take, for example, “Poor Man’s oranges”; do they taste any different from, say, Florida oranges? What are “rock melons”, and what do they compare to, insofar as taste goes? (All I can imagine would be cantaloupe…maybe I’m totally wrong.) Or “tree tomatoes” and “black boys”? Are these some sort of peach, or what???
I’ve heard rumors of a thing called the Maori potato that is bright purple when cooked----is there really such a thing?
I guess what I need is input from somebody who’s familiar with both N.Z. and American fruits and vegetables, who can make comparisons for me. I’m just really curious about this.