Guavasteens, also known as pineapple-guavas, and more commonly as feijoas, are a rare fruit in our area. They have a leathery peel and a sweet, tart and aromatic flavor. Their unique flavor is surprising and delicious.
Pictured here are Mr & Mrs Grossman, rare fruit growers living in Berkeley. The Grossmans used to sell their guavasteens to Berkeley Bowl grocery store, but they noticed the guavasteens didn’t sell well because few people knew what they were.
In 2005 they dropped some off at our gelateria and asked if we could make some sorbetto out of them. One taste and we were hooked. For the past six years we have bought their entire guavasteen tree and turned the delicious fruit into a wonderfully tart and sweet sorbetto. It is available right now.