thanks Joni, just called them and spoke to a charming gentleman (most probably Dieter, he had a European accent :-) ) who has one tree that he's grown from seed (planted 12 years ago) that he described as "spindly". From what I've read, it will be another 3 years before his tree bears fruit! Unfortunately, he doesn' have any seedlings & not aware of anyone growing them in NZ.
welcome to ooooby Joni. Do join the Harvest Gardens group here on ooooby. If you're still interested to have a plot at Gorge Road, do get in touch - I'll send you a text in case you don't have my number any more - assuming you still have the same mobile :) regards, Megan