I was in Tauranga, New Zealand in July. I ate at a restaurant close to Mauao, on the closest street to the ocean on the east side of the peninsula. I got a drink that was mainly (all?) pureed fruit. I want to remember the name of this fruit. I think I was told it was “Fuji”. I remember it as tasting both more sour and sweet than Kiwi. It was not Kiwi, and not apple. I never saw the whole fruit, so I can’t describe that.
Most likely Feijoa
That looks like a winner. Thanks dynamitedave. I highly recommend the fruit.
If you ever get a chance, try feijoa jelly lollies (or candy or sweets or whatever). A few supermarkets in New Zealand stock them in their bulk food bins, and they are simply divine. The closest I can find on the net is here, but they don’t look quite like the ones I know and love.
I grew a feijoa bush in the garden of my last house - they’re more or less hardy, but rarely set fruit here in the UK - mine did flower though, and the flowers are edible - the petals are sweet and chewy - a bit like toasted marshmallow.
There’s a whole boundary here at my home planted in feijoa bushes. Good harvesting come the autumn.
BTW, though, there is a type of apple called fuji, as it happens.
I spent my childhood cleaning up feijoas as they dropped daily on the driveway - I grew to despise them. I think they move in and out of favour, but are currently on an upswing.
Feijoa crumble is pretty good, though
Anything crumble is good. Rubarb and apple were staples in our household.
We have the makings of a children’s story here . “Once upon a time, in the Kingdom of Butter, where the Toasted Marshmallow Blossom trees grow, Princess Feijoa looked out from her tower window and sighed.”
Picking Boysenberries for crumbles was a favourite childhood pastime (with apples or feijoas or on their own). Rhubarb, peaches, apples, loquats. The BOP was a great place to grow up.
Need Custard, too