Monday, May 2, 2011

Feijoas Galore

My parents' feijoa tree seems to have a bumper crop this year. The fruit set also seems a lot better than in previous years (it has trouble with fruit not being pollinated because it flowers so much earlier than other local trees). I've been picking up feijoas by the bucketfull and bringing them home. Last week I decided it was time to get some into the freezer, so we have some fruit for crumble and winter porridge. There were so many on the ground, you would probably not have even realised I'd been there! Which means I'd better go back again this week! Feijoas are great in that you know they are ripe when they fall to the ground. This does mean, however, that the fruit will rot in damp weather if you don't get to it quickly. Yummy. I do so love feijoas!

What are your favourite uses for feijoa?


Monday, 2nd May, 2011


MaxineD said...

I have frozen so many I cannot fit anymore in the freezer, so today I have made feijoa chutney. Haven't made it for years, so had trouble finding the recipe.:-)Let me know if you want the recipe.

Amy said...

While I imagine I'd love feijoa chutney, I'm afraid it might be a bit beyond me at present...but thanks for the offer! Amy