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Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:09 pm

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Just curious as I can harvest a lot from where I work.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby ellen in berkeley » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:48 pm

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i've never tried it, but somehow i imagine the wine would be dreadful, but the eau de vie would be lovely.
feijoas make a really nice fruit paste, like a membrillo or quittenkaese. i think that's the best use of them if you have too many to eat, which i seldom do. a jam with ginger is also nice. canning them whole is disappointing.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby Brian » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:10 pm

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I have about 40-45 pounds worth of pulp I got from about 80-100 pounds of Feijoas.

I froze it in bags so I am going to try the wine thing with at least some of them. It seems that it might be doable with the Aussie/NZ recipes.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby ellen in berkeley » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:27 pm

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A friend says her father pickles them.
You're making wine from just the pulp without the rind? losta work but could be interestng.
i see a lot of chutney recipes, including some just using the rinds.
i'd love to try a vodka infused with feijoa rinds.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby Brian » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:50 pm

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It took like 8 hours over 4 days to cut and scoop them all . .. :cry:

Didn't even think about saving the peels. I will go back to my source (which I want to keep secret at the moment because it's on public property) and get some more and save the peels.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby Lorax » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:27 am

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Holy smokes Brian that's a lot of feijoa harvesting. Please update us if a wonderful recipe comes from all that pulp.
I started eating them whole last year so I think some recipes would benefit from the rind flavor and perhaps vitamins and minerals in the rind also.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby cchan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:31 am

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They answer is yes you can. It is very aromatic. But you need to add sugar and something to break the fruit down.

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby MrsMorningSong » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:20 am

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It sounds like it would be fairly good, and this guy's using the rind too. :)
How did it turn out Brian?

Re: Can you make good wine from Feijoas?

Postby Richard » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:20 pm

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The brandy sold in Argentina is outstanding.


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