Giant feijoa could be New Zealand's biggest

Rachel Harrison believes they have a feijoa to rival the world record.
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Rachel Harrison believes they have a feijoa to rival the world record.

It could be the world's biggest feijoa but that won't save it from becoming a meal. 

A Hamilton family believe they may have a feijoa that will rival the world record as the monster fruit initially weighed in at 420g.

"My daughter Rachel-Rose collects the feijoas daily and it had fallen off the tree," Rachel Harrison said. 

The monster feijoa came from this tree which the family planted three years ago.
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The monster feijoa came from this tree which the family planted three years ago.

"She came running in to show me the feijoa. She was pretty excited about her find. She was taking photos of it."

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Harrison and her kids looked online and saw previous records had feijoa's weighing in at 380g, 398g and last year there was a 411g monster. 

The freshly picked feijoa weighs in at 420g.
RACHEL HARRISON

The freshly picked feijoa weighs in at 420g.

"It's humungous - it's bigger than a mango or an avocado." 

The feijoa came from their backyard tree in Glenview which they planted three years ago. They put two together as they heard the fruit required a male and female to produce. 

"Our tree produces large feijoa but they aren't juicy or tasty but they are really, really big. What they do in size they lack in flavour. 

"We tend to get feijoas from the neighbours as theirs taste better." 

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The family are considering the possibility of applying for a world record attempt but with the fruit already deteriorating it's losing weight so a decision will have to be made immediately. 

It is currently being kept in the fridge while the family weigh up their options but one thing is for sure, it won't go to waste. 

"We will eat it when it gets really ripe or put it in a smoothie, a crumble or I would like to make a feijoa chutney."

 - Stuff

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