Surprising Fruit

A feijoa shaped like New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi has been bought by a Christchurch businessman for $1000 who says he will preserve the quirky fruit. Auckland woman Shavon Green found the freak-of-nature feijoa in her backyard. “There were a couple of legitimate, regular feijoas and then there was this little fella that looked just like a kiwi,” she said. Her son was going to take the fruit in for show and tell, but then the Green family decided to put it up for auction on the internet. Green is now keeping her eyes peeled for more odd-shaped pieces. “Someone said to me I better check my pear tree — I might find a partridge,” she said.


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