Thursday, April 2, 2015

Save the world, Enterprising children selling feijoas.

I used to live in Sandringham and lined on both sides of the road were matured feijos trees. I often wonder it they fruit.

Today, I drove past and was very pleased to see some primary school kids with a stall waving a placard, feijoas for sale. 

The fruits were from my uncle's old house.

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.

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