Scientific name: Feijoa sellowiana

The fruit matures in autumn and is green, and about the size of a chicken egg. It has a sweet, aromatic flavour. The flesh is juicy and is divided into a clear, gelatinous seed pulp and a firmer, slightly granular, opaque flesh nearer the skin. The fruit falls to the ground when ripe and at its fullest flavour, but it may be picked from the tree prior to falling to prevent bruising.

The fruit pulp is similar to that of a guava, having a gritty texture.  Feijoa fruit has the smell of a fine perfume, and the pulp is used in some natural cosmetic products as an exfoliant.

Although native to Brazil, New Zealand produces alot of Feijoas and Kiwis love them!