FEIJOA TREE Acca sellowiana
Sometimes called the pineapple guava the feijoa, although in the same family is not a guava. Becoming increasingly popular as a commercial crop, the fruit has the taste and aroma of strawberry, pineapple, lemon, passionfruit and guava. The tiny edible seeds are embedded in a jellylike center. The spectacular purple, pink and white flowers have sweet delicious petals that make a superb ingredient in sweets and drinks.
Trees are very attractive and can be planted to form beautiful flowering and fruiting hedges, screens or windbreaks. They espalier well and can be trained as a small standard tree or a multi-trunked specimen. They are well suited to pot culture and even seedling trees will produce flowers and fruits after as little as three years.
|Grown From||Climate||Height||Frost tol.||Pollination req'd||Evergreen/Deciduous||Harvest period|
|5||Medium||Beneficial||Evergreen||March - April|
Question & Answer
Just wondering which variety you'd recommend for a hedge (to about 2m high). How many to plant for a hedgerow - ie plants per metre spacing. Note am in subtropical SEQ. From: kin kin QLD
plant more that one variety as they fruit best with cross pollination, they all have a similar appearance, size, shape and colour so you can mix them with them looking odd, or choose the seedling plants, they will all be genetically different and are economical for using in a hedge, they take a little longer to fruit, approx 4 years and the fruits will all vary.
I am wondering if there are any evergreen, edible trees that will grow in a cooler climate, I live in Budnanoon 2578 and sometimes have frost during winter. Thanks. From: Bundanoon NSW
I would suggest Feijoa, Loquat, Cherry Guava and Pine Nut as possible edible evergreen trees for a cold climate #CategoryFeijoa1331 #GuavaStrawberry1040 #CategoryLoquat1998 #CategoryPine2188
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 Tree
Easy grown but has issues with Fruit Flies so need care to collect all dropped fruit and use fruit fly baits or trap. | Ross Duncan - Yandina, QLD 06-Apr-2008
To have the fruit all year round: Scoop out pulp and mix in blender with half the amount of sugar as pulp and freeze in air tight containers. Lasts for years. Bon apetit | Peter Huber - Lower Wilmot, TAS 13-Oct-2008
Fruit fly loves Feijoa, so treat accordingly. Makes lovely jam too. Easily grown, very attractive bush. | Paola - Berry , NSW 20-Nov-2008
When we lived in Auckland we had a feijoa hedge and masses of fruit. We used to make feijoa wine. It is to die for but quite potent, so watch out. | Susan Omera - Gold Coast, QLD 15-Feb-2009
Feijoas are excellent preserved. Make up a sugar syrup like standard preserving and mmm yummo. Makes the flavour of the feijoa stronger and delicious. | Steph - , 10-Dec-2009
Always get a ladder and pick them before they fall.they will taste better when they dont fall to the ground. | William Gregor Murton - Christchurch, NZ 01-Mar-2010
The Fijoa tree is NOT a native of New Zealand but a native of South America. | Lea Moises - Central Coast, NSW 11-Jan-2011
Growing a pineapple feijoa in a pot for 2 yrs with no fruit this year I fed it with magnesium sulfate had lots of flowers & at present have about 10 fruit hanging on can't wait to try some! | Luba Godden - Salisbury Downs, S.A 26-Feb-2011
If growning in South Australia improve your soil you intend to grow it in as this helps to get good root grown hence healthier plant, give an annual feed of fertiliser,keep up the water over summer and you will enjoy a good crop in late March to mid April | Chris Parsons - Flagstaff Hill, S.A 19-Apr-2011
Is it esential to have more than one fejoa tree for pollination. Mine flowers profusely every year, but no fruits. | Reny - Joy, VIC 23-Jan-2012
I have plenty of fruit with only one Feijoa tree and none nearby, so I'm not sure about the comment of needing more than one for pollination. | Tom Flanagan - Lismore, NSW 10-Feb-2013
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Video: Feijoa Tree or Pineapple Guava Tree - Edible Hedge
They are delicious the flowers and you can eat the pedals they taste like strawberry and are very sweet. Great for salads or fruit salad, Beautiful looking plant which we grow in our exclusion orchard making us very spoilt here at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery. If you have them in your home garden you will need to net them. Large Egg shaped fruits with sour flavour. New Zealanders are very accustom to them. We think it is great for an edible hedge tree./p>