Whop­per a won­der to be­hold

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By MERE­ANA AUSTIN

Rex and Janice Wells have been proudly show­ing off a whop­ping 315g fei­joa.

The cou­ple found the fei­joa last week un­der a fei­joa tree they planted three years ago.

‘‘I’ve never had one this big,’’ Janice said.

‘‘We will keep it for a lit­tle while to show ev­ery­body.’’

The fei­joa is 12.7cm or long.

An aver­age-sized fei­joa on the cou­ple’s tree weighed about 110g.

The va­ri­ety is mam­moth.

5in

The cou­ple have three other fei­joa trees as well.

‘‘They are not pro­duc­ing very well this year,’’ Janice said.

The cou­ple said they were un­sure what they would do with the fei­joa but have nu­mer­ous recipes such as fei­joa chut­ney, loaf, cup­cakes, jam and wine.

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