THE FIRST FEIJOAS HAVE LANDED
Straight onto the trampoline at our place. I ate so many of these perfumed suckers as a kid that apart from Lothlorien Winery’s delicious organic sparkling fejioa wines I feel I’ve almost done my dash with them for life. However, a line of neglected feijoa trees provides the only shade and privacy on our section until new trees take off, so I’m grateful for their evergreen presence and use as a lunchbox filler.
Feijoas are so ubiquitous in our gardens, it’s crazy to think that you’d ever need to buy them ($11 per kilo right now) at the supermarket. ‘‘But we’ve already got so many of them at home,’’ I remember my standard-three teacher sighing when I brought her in a loaded bag of them.
If you want to join this great Kiwi garden tradition, feijoa trees are available in garden centres from now until winter. Take your pick from early, mid-season and late varieties as well as dwarf and self-fertile types. Check out www.edible.co.nz and www.waimeanurseries.co.nz for the varieties currently available
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