Evergreen, perennial, flowering shrub or small tree that is widely cultivated as an ornamental and fruiting tree. The green, egg-shaped fruit, matures in autumn and is roughly the size of a chicken egg. It has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which is very strong and complex, with tastes like strawberry, pineapple, apple and mint. The fruit pulp resembles the closely related guava, and is used in some natural cosmetic products as an exfoliant. Feijoa fruit has a distinctive, potent smell that resembles that of a fine perfume. A feijoa may be used as an interesting addition to a fruit smoothie or may be used to make wine or cider and feijoa-infused vodka. The feijoa pulp is used in some natural cosmetic products as an exfoliant.