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Feijoa
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:52:31 am »
Not sure how familiar most of you will be with these.



Collected off this little 4ft tall bush in the back lawn.



I believe they grow in Cali, Texas and Florida, but being an evergreen they can't handle a real hard winter. Bit of frost or even snow seems to do them good, so they grow well here.

The jars in the back are last weekends effort from a bag Lil was given. Feijoa and Chilli relish  :) Might make some more this weekend, although Lil has plans for Feijoa icecream, and I'm not going to veto that  :D

Thing is these are so easy to grow, no pests seriously attack it, and it needs pretty much zero care in our climate. Once you get a few large bushes established you get buckets of fruit dropping off in late Autumn.

If you have never eaten them, they are a bit like a tropical Guava. Sort of hard to describe. Wikipedia says "It has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which tastes like pineapple, apple and mint". As good a description as any I guess.  :P
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Re: Feijoa
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 09:40:00 am »
Grew them commercially along with longan, cherimoya, and lychee. Delicious !
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Re: Feijoa
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 04:53:42 am »
And the verdict  ;D





Taylor said "Mum made it too delicious and I ate it all"  :D

It turned out surprisingly well, was a tasty wee treat. 

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Re: Feijoa
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 10:09:30 pm »
Ia that a fruit or vegetable? Probably more of a fruit.
I'm thinking......

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Re: Feijoa
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 10:22:10 pm »
Have you guys tried gently BBQing them to intensify the flavor ?
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Re: Feijoa
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 11:43:34 pm »
Ia that a fruit or vegetable? Probably more of a fruit.

Most definitely a fruit. It's a small evergreen tree, distant relative of the Guava.

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Have you guys tried gently BBQing them to intensify the flavor ?

No, but that does give me some ideas for next season  :D
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