FEIJOA Acca sellowiana
A very ornamental small bushy tree bearing egg shaped green skinned fruit that have a pleasant flavour. The scarlet flowers in spring are very showy and are sweet and edible.Other Names: Feijoa, Pineapple Guava, Guavasteen
|Grown From||Climate||Height||Frost tol.||Pollination req'd||Evergreen/Deciduous||Harvest period|
|Seedling||Warm Temperate - Subtropical||2-4||Medium||Beneficial||February - April|
Question & Answer
Do you need a female and male feijoa plant to be able to grow fruit? From:
No you don't. They do set fruit by themselves however if you grow 2 seedlings together they will benefit from this hence the pollination is marked as "beneficial" pollination when growing two together.
Hi I am looking for a feijoa tree, I am from New Zealand and miss them like crazy, is there a variety that will be suitable to grow in a pot on a balcony? Thanks From:
All Feijoas are very easy to keep small via pruning and is only going to grow to 2m in a pot anyway (4m in the ground) and could be kept much smaller than this by pruning which will also make it nice and bushy. If this is a plant that you really like then I would pay the money to get a grafted variety like Duffy over the cheaper seedling #FeijoaDuffy1032 this way you are going to get fruit much quicker and the fruit size, taste and crop comes from the duffy variety which is known to be large and taste great and also crop well. A seedling is more of a gamble with what you get, takes a bit longer to fruit however benefit of a seedling is they can be more hardy. You will get a bigger crop from having 2 through cross pollination but they should set fruit by themselves.
When will start fruiting ? From: CARLINGFORD NSW
Seedling feijoas can take 3-4 years to commence fruiting, for quicker fruiting and true to type fruit the named grafted selections are an excellent choice#CategoryFeijoa1331
Customer Comments on Feijoa
Sweet white flower petals , especially when eaten before breakfast . | R O L F - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 22-Dec-2005
Only buy varieties with low grafts as they sprout low.Hedge well but reduces fruiting. Remove 1 leader each year (usually about 5) after established. Mulch well & keep water up in heat when flowering. We have occasional snow flurries and these guys are OK | Kim Ferguson - Mudgee, NSW 09-Apr-2006
Tough, easily grown plant. Must have a few and preferably different varieties for adequate pollination. Trim only after fruit flush is finished. Apply potash late Winter. Eat the fruit out of hand and flowers in salads. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006
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