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Feijoa - impossible to source in UK?

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Tibbycloud Wed 01-Aug-18 23:36:18

I lived in New Zealand for quite a few years and one of the things I miss the most are Feijoas, I’ve never ever seen one in the UK, but maybe they are known by a different name??

If you ever see one snap them up - they are absolutely delish!

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Tibbycloud Wed 01-Aug-18 23:38:00

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acca_sellowiana

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vvviola Wed 01-Aug-18 23:38:22

Unfortunately I have never heard of them over this side of the world. I swear I'd fly over from Dublin if I thought I could get them in the UK.

Feijoa and Apple crumble. Yum.

I miss our Auckland feigoa bush/tree...

Furx Wed 01-Aug-18 23:47:15

You can grow them here, but only down south...

AsAProfessionalFekko Wed 01-Aug-18 23:49:30

Are they called something else? They look vaguely familiar but the name isn't.

Tibbycloud Wed 01-Aug-18 23:49:44

Stop! My mouth is watering sad

I mentioned it to a greengrocer a few months ago and he seemed certain you could get them, I may have been slightly tipsy and have his number saved as ‘feijoa guy’. Not sure I’m ready for that level of commitment yet!

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AdaColeman Wed 01-Aug-18 23:53:26

Looks like you can get a bush on Amazon.

PlatypusPie Wed 01-Aug-18 23:58:58

Feijoa juice - yum !

BrennieGirl Thu 02-Aug-18 00:03:34

This is going back a few years but I was at the farmers market in Temple Bar in Dublin with a kiwi friend and the veggie stall had them. My friend almost fell over herself buying them!

They're really smelly.

AdaColeman Thu 02-Aug-18 00:07:13

Do they taste like guava?

pingoose Thu 02-Aug-18 00:09:03

You can buy them in the Selfridges food hall at certain times of the year, for a ridiculous price (it's painful when you know people give bags away for free back in NZ!)

LockedOutOfMN Thu 02-Aug-18 00:09:41

We get them in Spain, in the autumn. They come from Georgia.

LockedOutOfMN Thu 02-Aug-18 00:10:29

Sometimes heard of them being called guavasteen (NOT guava).

AdaColeman To me they taste a bit like minty apples.

AdaColeman Thu 02-Aug-18 00:37:17

Nothing like guava then, which I think has a very mild strawberry/watermelon flavour but a gritty texture.

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