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  • Christmas Pohutukawa

Christmas Pohutukawa

  • NZD $9.15

  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • Certified Organic

    Known as the iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. Unique to New Zealand, its vibrant crimson red flowers bloom from November through to January and are often referred to as 'Antipodean holly'. Our late harvest Christmas Pohutukawa honey is of outstanding quality, its floral notes are balanced perfectly by sweet butterscotch flavours and provide the perfect accompaniment to the festive season!

    Honey Strength Mild

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  • Weight: 160g/5.6oz net
  • Beekeeper: Shayne and Andrea
  • Vintage: January 2010
  • Location: Ongahi, Coromandel

Ongahi map Ongahi, Coromandel Peninsula

Ongahi on the Coromandel Peninsula of the North Island is a rustic, relaxed and unspoiled area of New Zealand and is renowned for its brilliant beaches and rugged coastline. The native Pohutukawa trees cling to the rugged coastline and make a magnificent sight over Christmas time when the trees are covered in spectacular bright crimson red flowers.

Coromandel Pohutukawa Honey is a pale golden colour. It is well-balanced, lightly floral and sweeter than your average Pohutukawa honey. A honey of outstanding quality, the flavour is clean, earthy and resembles sweet butterscotch.

A good all round cooking honey adding honey sweetness without overpowering food. It is perfect for melting into sauces. On a cheeseboard pair with nutty cheeses such as Emmental, Gruyere or mild Havarti or a hard sheep’s cheese such as pecorino.

Pohutukawa tree Metsiderosis excelsa

The Pohutukawa is one of New Zealand’s favourite and most well-known native trees that cling to the coastlines of New Zealand. Each summer the trees break into bloom covered in masses of brilliant crimson flowers, peaking in December, hence giving the tree its name as New Zealand’s Christmas Tree.

Honeybees feast on this brilliant colour palette. The flowering of the Pohutukawa is very erratic, making Pohutukawa honey very challenging to collect and a very rare treat. Coromandel Pohutukawa honey is collected from hives nestled in remote coastal corners of the beautiful Coromandel peninsula.

Shayne and Andrea Shayne and Andrea

Shayne grew up in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and has worked with bees from a very young age, keeping his own hives as a child then working as a hive manager for a number of years more »



Certified Organic

Known as the iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. Unique to New Zealand, its vibrant crimson red flowers bloom from November through to January and are often referred to as 'Antipodean holly'. Our late harvest Christmas Pohutukawa honey is of outstanding quality, its floral notes are balanced perfectly by sweet butterscotch flavours and provide the perfect accompaniment to the festive season!

Honey Strength Mild

 


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