Like guavas, sort of


Commonly known as pineapple guavas, feijoas generally grow in more temperate areas than northern California. You can find them here, though, forming green egg-sized fruits after a showy explosion of red flowers. While they aren’t biologically guavas, feijoas are related and can be eaten in much the same way. Cut ripe fruits in half and scoop out the slightly granular pulp. It’s full of vitamin C and has strawberry and—surprise—pineapple flavors. If you don’t like the taste, use the pulp as a natural exfoliant and glow for the holidays.