The feijoa is a flowering plant from the myrtle family, native to the highlands of southern Brazil and now a common garden plant in New Zealand and parts of Australia. The fruit matures in autumn usually, although in the Southern Highlands it’s during summer. When the shrubs start to flower, they have beautiful little flowers that are white on the outside and deep red on the inside. The flower is just as good as the fruit and very meaty. However, the more flowers you pick the less fruit you’ll get. We serve feijoas fresh, but they oxidise once cut from their protective skin, so work quickly. You can use guavas here if you don’t have feijoas.
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