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Feijoa

Feijoa sellowiana

a.k.a. Pineapple Guava

2-4" long, green skinned fruit with creamy off-white flesh having an excellent, aromatic minty-guava flavor.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.

Description

Medium sized shrub-like tree to 25ft. The leaves are ornamental, with silvery undersides and glossy green on top. Flowers usually bloom during summer and the petals are edible.

Hardiness

The feijoa is very hardy, and can survive to 15F.

Growing Environment

Plants grow best in cooler climates, so protect from hot sun or temperatures well over 100F. Keep watered, although plants are mildly drought tolerant. Fruits ripen in 5-7 months. The feijoa is an excellent plant for foggy coastal climates.

Propagation

Often by seed, which can take several weeks to germinate. Fruiting usually occurs 3+ years from seed.

Uses

Eaten fresh. Can be used in preserves, desserts, and beverages.

Native Range

Native to Southern Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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