Feijoa

Not a stock item, available upon request: June through January, primarily from the USA and New Zealand. Also known as the pineapple guava, it is unique from the guava, itself. The light-green to yellow meat is best suited for jams, jellies, and preserves. Serve the ripe, raw fruit diced in fruit salads or combine in heavy whipping cream and serve over shortbread. Robust, tropical aroma with flavors of pineapple, mint and lemon. Peel before using or simply cut in half and scoop flesh out with a spoon. Store at room temperature to ripen, or store at 45-50 degrees F, in a sealed or covered container as it is both susceptible to, and produces ethylene gas. The guava is a suitable substitute for the feijoa.