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.
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Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
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Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, May
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Question & Answer
Will i need more than one tree for pollination? From: WOODY POINT QLD
In the item specifications it says Pollination is Beneficial. This means it will fruit by itself but benefits from having others to pollinate with.
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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Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2795 days 10hrs
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 :(
Height 1 metres
Growing: In the Ground
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
None as yet.
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