Friday, November 14, 2008


Originally from Brazil, feijoa was introduce to New Zealand in the 1920s.. Eat it as a fruit, or make it into either sweet or dry feijoa wine. also known as Pineapple Guava or Guavasteen. Those from Malaysia call is a NZ guava because it looks like one, but taste differently. Is is an evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-7 m in height. It is hardy and doesn't need pesticides, and makes it a very popular organically grown fruit.

This tree was in my Uncle David and Aunty Helen's garden in Espom, Auckland. They don't eat them and let the drop on the ground.

Rose and I greedily picked bags and bags.

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