Christchurch Farmers' Market

Riccarton House

16 Kahu Road

Riccarton

Christchurch 8014

New Zealand

Tel 03 348 6190

Feijoas; tips, tricks and recipes

May 16, 2016

 

You might have noticed that we have been doing a lot of profiles about the stall at the market lately. We thought we would take the same approach with one of our favourite fruit that’s in season at the moment; feijoas!

 

 

Feijoa facts :

  • Feijoas are also known as pineapple guavas

  • They are originally from subtropical and tropical highlands of several south American countries such as Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay

  • It takes a feijoa tree 3-5 years to mature enough to produce fruit

  • Feijoas are in season from March to June in NZ, and peak in May

  • Feijoas have cancer-fighting properties. Feijoas contain saponins which are thought to have anticancer agents.

  • They are high in vitamin c, k and dietary fibres

  • Ripe feijoas have a slightly soft feel, similar to a banana.

 

 

Tips for growing a feijoa tree:

 

 

Recipes:

Most people enjoy feijoas straight off the tree but they are other ways to eat this delicious fruit. Here are  a few great recipes:

 

Make sure you make the most of the feijoa season, because it will be over before you know it!

 

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