If you’re not familiar with the feijoa (which I wasn’t until a couple of years ago) it’s a small fruit about the size of a small chicken egg with a taste somewhere between a kiwi, lemon and pineapple. They’re tangy, and a little gritty(!) but also strangely ‘fizzy’!
I’ve taken a couple of trips up there to pick windfalls (the fruit is ripe when it falls off the bush) and the other night the kids accompanied me and by torchlight we excitedly picked up over 50 fruit.
There’s a variety of ways to eat them, but the kids love having them in half and scooping the fruit out (like a kiwi fruit). I’ve also drunk the juice, once pure (which was very syrupy) and a second time mixed with pear juice (which was just about perfect!)
|back from our hunt!|
|up close feijoas|
|Eli admires our work|