Fejoa Fruit

 
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This is Fejoa fruit. i had put the fejoa flowers on earlier now the fruit is here and I eating my full. unfortunatley these are not from my tree. we had a bad storm and all of our flowers were blown off. We visited friends in Hawks Bay who gave us these ones YUM!!!!!!

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azkul - Dec 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT
I've never heard of this kind of fruit before, but it looks tasty.
TMR8 - Feb 03, 2008 03:46 AM EDT
Gminniss they appear to be available in quite a few countries now try your local garden center
gminniss - Feb 02, 2008 08:37 PM EDT
I've never heard of them. Too bad I can't get my hands on some of them.
Guest - Dec 02, 2007 06:16 AM EDT
Hi Tania, thanks for your replies. OK i'll leave them out on the windowsill inside and hope they ripen. Unfortunately we are a little short on Sun these days over here in the UK!
Guest - Dec 01, 2007 11:51 PM EDT
Hi again Mike. they usually soften by themselves over time. they also sweeten as they soften also. I eat mine raw or add to cakes and muffins, I love fejoa crumble (substitute apples for fejoa's) Jam (same way for strawberry jam) there are endless yummy ways to use them. If you are into making your own wines they are yummy (I get mine from the shop) Happy eating
Guest - Dec 01, 2007 05:40 AM EDT
Thanks Tania for your comment. I was obviously lucky to pick up a self-fertile plant. How big do the fruit grow in the warmer hotter summers where most of you live, and do they get soft when they are ripe? Mine are quite hard and not sweet, but taste a bit like Rhubarb. Can anyone suggest how I might ripen mine off, or any ideas about cooking them? I really want to eat them somehow, as you all say they are Yummy!
Guest - Dec 01, 2007 05:21 AM EDT
I looked into the following website www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/sea/products/afdbases/af/asp/SpeciesInfo.asp?SpID=18050 It states It is a cross-pollinated plant and self-sterility is frequent although there are self-fertile selections. Bees are the chief pollinators. I hope this helps Enjoy eating the fruit!!
Guest - Nov 30, 2007 09:57 AM EDT
I have a Fojoa Bush in my back garden. It is about 2 metres high and has been planted about 5 years. Our climate here is fairly mild for the UK, but winters are cold and wet with some heavy frosts down to minus 5deg.C. It has always flowered, but this year it is covered with fruit about 5 to 7 cm. long and 3cm.in diameter. I have just picked up about 20 off the ground, as now the frosts have started they are beginning to fall. I only have the one tree, and have never seen another one anywhere around here. Mine originated from a Garden Centre in a 10cm. pot! The fruit look just like Tania's photo. This seems to contradict several of the comments made earlier so may be my bush has mutated to suit a harsher climate and a celebate lifestyle! Further comments please?
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 04:53 PM EDT
Hi Barbara. I have heard that most garden centers in Australia now have Fejoa trees. If a neighbour has one you only need one if not you will have to get 2 of them. if they are treated right you will get masses of large sweet fruit. good luck and enjoy
Guest - Oct 27, 2007 09:10 PM EDT
I have never heard or seen of this fruit before - my mouth is watering. Where can I get them from in Sydney.
Guest - Jul 24, 2007 11:37 PM EDT
Vincent thank you for all of that. You are a wonderful wealth of knowledge
Guest - Jul 24, 2007 05:58 PM EDT
Ok L.Shrader here is my 2 cents worth on this beautiful fruit,you will need more than one tree or a neighbour that has one(the bees do the rest)for pollination,absolutly makes a beautiful wine(still or bubbly),grass clippings will help keep the moisture in the soil so the fruit swells big and sweet,and also gives a soft landing when the fruit drops to the ground and is best a day or two after this happens,picking them while still on the tree will impart a dry bitter taste if that is your liking,leaving them long to ripen for days after they have dropped will give a very perfume taste,they fruit just before winter which helps with the vitamin c to combat winter bugs,in my prime of gardening(before the kids took my time)researched fruit trees and relised that of all the fruit trees grown in New Zealand 'Feijoas'had the best relationship with our type of soils and abundant amount of fruit is normal.Striking plants from seed is easy and I managed to get 100 seedlings from one extra large fruit,I planted ten seedlings behind the garage and giving the other 90 away to family and friends.They fruit usually after the first few years of life,enjoy full sun and partial sun will delay the process so you can have a longer fruiting season or late crop. Hope this helps regards Vince.
Guest - Jul 23, 2007 04:14 AM EDT
Alandra thank you so much for your comment. Mine has finished fruiting this year. Something to look forward to next year
Guest - Jul 23, 2007 03:54 AM EDT
oh, I would love to taste these,- seeing the image and hearing about these, it makes my mouth water :) Also had never heard of them, so thanks for sharing this info, Tania. Great shot also, and sorry to be so late, have just seen this one on "What's Hot" section.
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 01:08 AM EDT
Thanks for that mum i am enjoying eating ours. Yum
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 12:06 AM EDT
Nice shot Tania, it makes my mouth water. They are frost tender, so plant in full sun in well drained soil. They don't like wet feet. Feed with compost and citrus fertilizer. They fruit heavier if two trees are in close proximity. One could be in a neighbouring property. when they fall on the ground they are ripe. I have just spoken to a garden centre. Hope this is of help.
Guest - May 03, 2007 08:50 PM EDT
Hi L Shrader. I hope you enjoy the fruit it is so yummy. We have ours in full sun. I do not know your temperatures climate etc there so I would hate to advise and find it was not the right advise. Ask at your garden center and enjoy
Guest - May 02, 2007 12:05 PM EDT
Just bought my first fejoa. It has small fruit and flowers on it already. Question: Does it need full sun? Acid or Alkaline soil? Any other growing tips besides the desire for compost?
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 10:28 PM EDT
Marianne thank you for that I know alot of people in Ausy and they all so you can not get fejoa plants over there I will have to tell them to look again. we have a shop called Rush Munroes in Hastings Hawkes Bay that makes home made Icecream with real chunks of fruit my Fav is Fejoa It is so yummy.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 05:58 PM EDT
Fejoas are not well known here despite being in many gardens. I vitamise them, including skins, with milk and oats for brekkie. Have also cooked the whole fruit to make topping for icecream. And don't forget the high vitamin C!
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 06:38 PM EDT
I have just gone back to one of my fejoa flower photos and found Lynn from England has found some fejoa seeds and is trying to germinate them. The trees love compost or grass clippings around the base but not touching the trunk and tea leaves from the teapot. mum always did this and we always had a great crop with large sweet tasty fruit YUMMMMM
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 06:31 PM EDT
Hi Mary, Steve and Bernie. thank you all for leaving a coment. the fruit is a hard fruit to describe as it does not taste like anything else I have tried. the texture is between a banana and an apple i surpose it is sweet with a tang to it. quite an invigorating taste. In new zealand we eat it as a fruit, jam, in baking, wine among others. I hope this helps I am not the best at describing things so if anyone out there has a better description I would appreciate the help. Ask at your local garden center you may be suprised with what you find
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 11:03 AM EDT
Nice still life photo. I think I recall asking what the fruit looked like when you posted a photo of the flowers. Now I'm curious about the taste. I guess our local markets don't import this fruit...I've never seen it or heard of it.
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 06:07 AM EDT
Tans - great pic. I love teh composition. Very creative with the halves, and the big pilie int he background. Steve - the taste is indescribable. You scoop out the white flesh, and YUMMMM. One of those fruits that we Kiwis often get given a big bag of, and we can never eat just one at a time.
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 02:14 AM EDT
A very interesting and informative shot, Tania! I have to confess that I've never heard of, never mind seen or tasted, fejoa fruit. What does it taste like?
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 12:38 AM EDT
Thanks Lorraine enjoy eating yours
Guest - Apr 25, 2007 12:10 AM EDT
Great Tania, I'm off out to check ours now.

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