Feijoa - pineapple guava
Eat sweet delicious fruit fresh from your garden. These small green fruits don't travel well so you don't often see them in the shops - which makes them perfect for home gardeners!
Enjoy the red-white flowers along with the native birds and bees they attract. Every garden should have one! Or preferably two, for increased pollination and fruiting.
Find a warm sheltered spot, well drained and fertile, for this evergreen tree. Or plant a hedge of it, like Vanessa Eclaudatos did in our image gallery
Feijoa sellowiana (now Acca sellowiana) - feijoa, guavasteen, pineapple guava
APPEARANCE : Evergreen shrub or small tree it ha rounded spreading crown and grey-green foliage. Bright red and white flowers attract birds and bees in summer. Feijoa fruits in autumn and early winter with small oval olive-green fruit resembling the flavour of fruit salad.
USE FOR : Use as a screening plant for informal hedging - feijoa don't mind being heavily pruned. Feature tree for your ornamental and kitchen garden. The fruit may be eaten fresh or used to make jam, ice-cream, smoothies and moist cakes.
CLIMATE : Will tolerate frost once established.
PLANTING : Feijoas prefer a sunny location sheltered from strong wind. Salt soil and drought conditions may adversely affect fruit yield. Plant in a well drained soil, mulch and fertilise when planting.
CARE : The fruit is ripe when it falls from the tree. Pick when the skins have become a lighter shade of green to avoid bruising, allow to ripen at room temperature.
Pruning is not necessary if growing the plant ornamentally; but will encourage new growth after fruiting. Fruit flies love Feijoa - net your trees and use bait spray like Eco-naturalure to stop the bugs pinching your fruit
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 4m H x 4m W
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?
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