2-4" long, green skinned fruit with creamy off-white flesh having an excellent, aromatic minty-guava flavor.
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.
The feijoa is very hardy, and can survive to 15F.
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.
Often by seed, which can take several weeks to germinate. Fruiting usually occurs 3+ years from seed.
Eaten fresh. Can be used in preserves, desserts, and beverages.
Native to Southern Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.