April 05, 2010
Its April and feijoa season. Have you seen the little green fruit? They are about the size of an egg, native to Brazil and related to guavas. I believe they are quite popular in New Zealand, but seldom seen here in Australia. Except for my place, where I have quite a lot.
You see about two years ago I asked my parents not to lop the huge feijoa tree in their garden. As a result I now receive all the fruit. At the time of writing, I have taken receipt of approximately a bazillion feijoas.
And as is often the way in nature, with volume I have started to see some variation in the shape of the fruit. For example, this penguin turned up today.
I am deeply suspicious (but cannot prove) that the eyes and wings were added, sometime after it parted company with the tree. That aggressive expression is, however, quite genuine.
The question is whether I should make it into chutney ... or follow this example and list a Rare Feijoa Penguin (Cranky Disposition) on eBay?
Filed under: General silliness