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FEIJOA Acca sellowiana

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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

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$9.90 57 Seedling MT
$2.95 14 Seedling FT
Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
Seedling Warm Temperate - Subtropical 2-4 Medium Beneficial February - April
 

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Feijoa

Sweet white flower petals , especially when eaten before breakfast . | R O L F - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 22-Dec-2005

Feijoa

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

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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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Feijoa (Cutting) 9/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1365 days 3hrs

Comments: -

A Bunnings "home brand" feijoa - will likely never do anything...

Had trouble with my first 4 due to wind exposure - they are naked on windward side!. They were also prone to collar rot. The two in the orchard doing much better.

Nov 2010: The orchard plant is now flowering well - I think they like a bit more water than what is generally indicated (but likely decent drainage) as this one is sub surface reticulated also. It's healthy and happy, tolerates the heat here well.

Jan 2011: None of the many flowers set fruit :(

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, clay, straw, blood n bone 10% potash

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

None as yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 7/10

Deva's Edible Fruits
Update: 1349 days 5hrs

Comments: -

I like the taste. It tastes like guava which I ate a lot as a kid in my country as we had a hugh tree.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

othing done so far

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I have 4 plants.One is 1.8 metre high and it has about 10 - 15 fruits in it first time. Others are very small but 1 tree has only 1 fruit.What is the best time to prune so that it grows upto 1.5 metres high and then branch out. I had a tree like a bush in New Zealand but it never had any fruit for sometime. Oneday I cut some branches only to reduce the area that it was occupying. To my surprise the following year we had a lot of fruits but most of them fell off due to wind (windy Wellington). Some one asked me to put a net under the tree so that they can be collected without soil.


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Feijoa (Grafted)

HomegrownHeddibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1899 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Variety not known, but the typical one most gardens have in the area.  Just one fruit was produced in Autumn 2009, and it was delicious.

Very drought tolerant, it has an upright columnar habit with leaves that grow vertically, turning their silvery undersides towards the strongest light to protect itself.  The flowers are gorgeous, something like a passionfruit crossed with a fushia, red and cream in colour.

We're keeping it at about 2 m high, but they can get to 6 m or so if you let them go.  The fruit is ripe when it drops from the tree.  The birds haven't discovered the joys of them, thankfully, but the tree is netted anyway.

I'm looking forward to a much bigger harvest this coming autumn.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 2% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None required

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 9/10

Nelly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1274 days 0hrs

Comments: -

this was transplanted from our old house about 5 years ago & fruited for the first time in 2008

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 1997

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 11 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: duffy,apollo & another seedling

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

scale

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Cutting) 10/10

Allybanana's Edible Fruits
Update: 1218 days 4hrs

Comments: - It gives us lots of fruit and is a good climbing tree, also it was lovely bark leaves and flowers.

Planted: 1987

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 60 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: We get fruit fly in the warmer months, but we eat the fruit daily, we collect only what falls after we shake the tree, at this stage the larvae is only a small brown smudge. Any fruit that hits the ground gets cleaned up by Mr strong  our giant  

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa 8/10

TimdJones's Edible Fruits
Update: 1554 days 8hrs

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I love to grow Feijoa in my backyard. Their fragrant flesh is just magic and with grafted plants I can produce lots to enjoy with my kids!

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2009

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Winter

After Fruiting and Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Duffy, Apollo, Seedling

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Limited. Ocassionally a bit of pest oil if scale appear.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

I have grown feijoa for a long time but rarely seen them respond to fertiliser with more fruit. Do they have a more specific requirement, e.g potassium?


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BJ1's Edible Fruits
Update: 930 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Rescued from a throw-out these plants were very root-bound and dehydrated for about 4 years before being released into the ground in 2009. They have responded well to freedom and as of October 2010 are covered in flowers. In 2010 I was surprised to discover that these Bunnings seedlings do set the occasional fruit (albeit a bit bland). I'm hoping that the fruit improves a bit this year. Irrespective they purpose of these plants is to provide a hedge so the occasional edible fruit is just a bonus!

That said, a named variety might be nice - especially if more fruit were provided (and tastier fruit). I could also practice grafting by taking cuttings to the original plants. I might remove / relocate strawberry guava and put in named feijoa.

Jan 2012 - no fruit this year - but I intend to add some more feijoa to complete the hedge come autumn. They are a tough plant with interesting folige and stunning (tasty) flowers.

May 2012 - an additional 6 tiny seedlings purchased to complete the hedge. The existing plants have produced a reasonable crop of somewhat grainy bubble-gum fruit. It makes good sorbet.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Not require

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 9/10

MandaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1415 days 11hrs

Comments: -

this grows quickly, has branches from ground level and is also called the pineapple guava. I planted it for a kiwi friend who misses them from home. It hasnt fruited yet but it grew so well I planted a mixed guava hedge along my side fence. If I can keep my hubby away from the wippersnipper it will look good (it currently has 4 gaps!)

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 23

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

I have heard these are loved by fruit fly.

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling)

Sean1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1119 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Heaps of new growth, doing well in a bonsai bag. Hope to get fruit next  year. From Daleys

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, Seasol

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 10/10

Bertybeetle's Edible Fruits
Update: 766 days 8hrs

Comments: - Looks good as a hedge and added bounty of fruit as seen on ABC gardening show

Planted: 2011

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 12

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: No


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Feijoa 2/10

Luke's Edible Fruits
Update: 1737 days 22hrs

Comments: - what a waste of time .....I had two trees and I pulled on enow the remaining tree is fruiting but the fruits are stunted and I am going to pull it out when i can buy a bilimbi tree from Daleys

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: fruit fly fruit fly and i'm not going to say it again but they were in every fruit it has to go

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Feijoa (Grafted) 5/10

Nathan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 61 days 10hrs

Comments: -

EDIT 2014 Going crazy now, flowered lots last season, hopefully lots of fruit this season

Mum likes these, reminds her of childhood in NZ.

Is putting on a fair bit of new growth. Not in an ideal spot (Yet. Adding swales/mulch etc shortly), but going quite well


Planted: 2011

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1022 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Spring 2011: tried some of the fruit earlier in the year. Loved it and promised myself one of these this year! This one was a little bit sad (soil had been washed out of the top of the pot exposing the roots a little bit and he was on his way to being root-bound) but I think with some new potting mix and some lvoe he will be perfect.


Summer 2011: New growth is a good sign but I am getting grew new growth at the growing tips and bright green at the base... it isn't supposed to be grafted????? :O)


Those damned tiny leaf curling caterpillars are at the new growth on this one too. Too wet, can't spray, have to resort to manual termination!


Planted: 2011

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Feijoa 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1166 days 0hrs

Comments: -

The trees have beautiful foliage and the tree is very hardy. I originally had 5, two which I bought from bunnings and three from a local nursery. I am not sure what type any are. The two from bunnings do not seem to be doing as well as the other three.

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Feijoa (Seedling)

Pseudo's Edible Fruits
Update: 904 days 20hrs

Comments: - love feijoas as a child in NZ. miss them but will have to wait 7 yrs for fruit with a seedling as cant get named varieties here.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Bucko1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1492 days 11hrs

Comments: -

{Sellowiana}

Question:

 


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Feijoa (Seedling) 6/10

Lorna's Edible Fruits
Update: 1916 days 21hrs

Comments: -

A bit erratic here. Grows well some years then nearly dies. Probably the wet feet in winter. Produces lovely perfumed fruit when it is not sulking.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2004

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None needed.

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 1711 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Planted Sept 2009 - Growing well, several new shoots.  20/10/09 Nipped buds to get more bushy growth.  10/1/10  Seems to have stopped growing in the heat.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol


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Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 1298 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I first tasted this fruit at work when my colleague brought it in from her home garden. The sweetness and slight tartness of the fruit tastes very much like a typical guava, although less aromatic, the soft and platable seeds makes up for it.

These plants tolerate semi-shade pretty well and is very ornamental when in flower as the crimson red colours contrasts with the dark green foliage. It also makes a nice hedge too. I am having a toss between planting a hedge of lavenders or feijoas on the side fence of my front yard. Or should I interplant? Decisions, decisions.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot


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Feijoa 10/10

Sandala's Edible Fruits
Update: 1074 days 12hrs

Comments: -

pretty tree, only needed a stake to help hold it up so far. Full of flowers and I think if we are lucky, we might get some fruit this season.

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: at planting

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none required so far

Organic Status:Certified


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Feijoa 3/10

John's Edible Fruits
Update: 779 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Still has not had any fruit, though it has flowered.

Height 2 metres

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1956 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Have one I planted 12 months ago and it is looking okay.


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SimplersJoy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1772 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Free standing

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Colleen1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1697 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Have Nazametze and Mammoth.

Currently doing well.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Whatever I can get.


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Feijoa 5/10

DonnaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1555 days 2hrs

Comments: -

I have just started planting fruit trees on our 1/2 acre block - the Feijoa will make a nice addition and will help make our ice smoothies taste great!

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Jodi1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1925 days 5hrs

Comments: -

It is a big tree, was also here when we moved in.


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Jancas's Edible Fruits
Update: 722 days 11hrs

Comments: - Pineapple

Height 2 Feet


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Jancas's Edible Fruits
Update: 722 days 11hrs

Comments: - Pineapple

Height 2 Feet


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Trisha's Edible Fruits
Update: 1927 days 8hrs

Comments: -

no idea


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