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Fresh Gisborne grown feijoas are collected from nets daily.
Gisborne has the ideal climate for growing feijoas, and we’ve carefully selected the best available. The rich river silt and temperate climate provide ideal conditions for producing juicy, plump, sweet fruit. Soil tests show a perfect balance with no need to add fertilisers so feijoa trees are free-spirited and abundant with no chemical interference.
Spray-free and naturally pollinated by birds, the trees produce a beautiful red flower in November and by early April the trees drop their fruit as they ripen. The season usually lasts 6-8 weeks. Our fruit is both collected from nets and hand-touch picked for maximum freshness and shelf life.
The feijoa is high in dietary fibre, antioxidants, and one fruit can give you half your daily vitamin C requirement, although, let’s face it, who can stop at one!
Approximately 8 feijoas per kg depending on size.
If feijoas are not quite ripe, they can be stored in a fruit bowl for a couple of days. Once ripe, feijoas should be stored in the refrigerator. If not refrigerated, ripe feijoas only retain their best flavour for 2-3 days. After this, the flavour deteriorates without any change in the fruit’s outward appearance.
Feijoas freeze well when cut and scooped out too.
The feijoa is also known as the ‘guavasteen’ or ‘pineapple guava’ - although it’s not a guava or even related to a guava!
Although the feijoa feels distinctly ‘kiwi’, it actually originates from Central and South America and was introduced to our shores in the 1920s.
A mature feijoa tree can produce around 20 - 30 kilos of feijoas each season!
Perhaps not surprisingly, New Zealand is now one of the largest feijoa-producing nations in the world.
You can eat all parts of the feijoa, including the skin and the petals of the flower, which taste a lot like sherbet. But if you eat too many of the petals you’ll end up with no fruit, so go easy on that!
Can you remember tasting ripe fruit freshly picked off the tree? It's sweet, tangy, juicy and bursting with flavour...totally addictive.
Exactly as nature intended.
All of our fruit is freshly picked by local farmers at its premium level of ripeness.
Then we pack and deliver it to you in perfect condition.
From tree to your door in a day or two.
We are so fanatical about our fruit we provide a 100% hassle-free, money-back guarantee.
If you’re not head-over-heels in love with the outstanding flavour or quality of our fruit,
we’ll replace or refund 100% of your money without question.
You won’t even need to return your fruit to us.
It’s that simple.