Monday, February 20, 2012

postheadericon Feijoa ( Acca sellowiana )

Fruit Warehouse | Feijoa ( Acca sellowiana ) | It has a sweet, aromatic flavor. The fruit drops when RIPE and at its fullest flavor, but may be picked from the tree prior to the drop to Prevent bruising. The fruit pulp resembles the closely related Guava, having a gritty texture. Feijoa fruit has a distinctive, potent smell.  Acca sellowiana, a species of Flowering plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. It is Widely cultivated as a garden plant and fruiting tree in New Zealand, and can be found as a garden plant in Australia and Azerbaijan. Common names include feijoa (/ feɪʒoʊ.ə /, / feɪdʒoʊ.ə /, or / feɪhoʊ.ə /) pineapple Guava and guavasteen.


Feijoas are somewhat tolerant of drought and salt in Soils, though fruit production can be adversely affected. Tolerant to partial shade, regular watering is essential while fruit is maturing. Some grafted cultivars of feijoa are self-fertile. Honeybees also visit the flowers. In New Zealand, the pollinators of this plant are bees, bumblebees, and medium-sized birds.


The fruit is usually eaten by cutting it in half, then scooping out the pulp with a spoon. The fruit has a juicy, sweet seed pulp and slightly gritty flesh nearer the skin. A feijoa may be used as an interesting Addition to a fruit smoothie, and may be used to make-wine or cider and feijoa-infused vodka. It also is possible to buy feijoa yogurt, fruit drinks, watches, ice cream, and Such in New Zealand. The very strong, complex flavor can make-using feijoas, in combination with other fruits or vegetables, a creative and complex undertaking. Fruit maturity is not always visually apparent, as the fruits REMAIN the same shade of green until They are overripe or Rotting.


One may sense usually ripeness, however, by giving the fruit a soft squeeze; a RIPE feijoa will yield to pressure somewhat like a just-RIPE banana. Generally, the fruit is at its optimum ripeness the day it drops from the tree. While still hanging, it may well PROVE bitter; once fallen, however, the very Quickly Becomes overripe fruit, so the daily collection of fallen fruit is advisable during the season. When the fruit are immature, the seed pulp is white and opaque. Once the seed pulp and surrounding flesh start to brown, the fruit is overripe, but still may be eaten, or used to make a delicious juice. Feijoa is also cultivated in Azerbaijan.

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