Feijoa Fruit

A summer full of rain and varied sunshine has pushed the Feijoa season behind by a month for Rivervalley_DSC1044 Farm, but the time has finally come.

The Feijoa is a fruit grown on a small tree in New Zealand. The Feijoa has a sweet taste similar to a banana and a hint of cinnamon, with the slight grittiness of a pear.

Generally you do not eat the skin, so the easiest way to eat a Feijoa would be to either cut it in half and scoop the fruit out with a spoon (as you would a kiwi fruit) or cut into quarter segments and eat it.

The Feijoa is a very versatile fruit and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the common uses:

  • Jam
  • Fruit Pies (i.e. mixed with apple)
  • Salads
  • Fruit Drinks (with grapefruit)
  • Wine & Cider
  • Chutney

Sadly Feijoa’s are not common place in the UK at the moment, but with enough interest I’m sure one day this amazing fruit will make its appearance in our markets.

1 Comments

  1. Wow and thank you so much for educating me about this amazing #freshproduce fruit Stuart. It would be great to see this used in the way you described, particularly with pictures of a pie or jam.

    Hope you are having fun.

    Auntie C :o)x

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