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Feijoa FruitBotanical Name: 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. 

Feijoa Fruit


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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$9.90 13 Seedling Medium

*Pollinate with another feijoa variety

$14.75 0 Seedling Small Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
$3.95 0 Seedling xSmall Email Me When Available In Production
$19.75 0 Seedling Large Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Feijoa White Goose compliments of Tharfield

Feijoa - White Goose

Large fruit with very sweet flavour and smooth soft juicy pulp. Upright and vigorous plant. Early season March/April
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$34.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available In Production
Feijoa Mammoth compliments of Incredible Edibles

Feijoa - Mammoth

A large, round to oval fruit with a slightly wrinkled thick skin. Very good flavour and quality. Self-fertile but bears larger fruit with cross-pollination.
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$29.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
*Pollination beneficial with another variety
Feijoa Duffy

Feijoa - Duffy

Australian selection from Victoria, excellent size up to 200gm. Very pleasant non-gritty flavour. Has proven to be a good commercial variety. Feijoas are highly ornamental with beautiful red flowers followed by delicious autumn fruit.
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$34.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
*Pollination beneficial with another variety In Production
Feijoa Nazematze

Feijoa - Nazematze

A large, pear shaped fruit with sweet pulp that doesn't darken after being cut. Excellent quality fruit. Self-fertile but bears heavily if cross pollinated.
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$29.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
*Pollination beneficial with another variety In Production
Unique fruit in Exclusion Orchard

Feijoa - Unique Grafted

This is a self fertile cultivar from New Zealand. It a small productive, vigorous tree growing to about 2.5m making it ideal for smaller back yards. Flesh is smooth and of good flavour, fruits are early to ripen. Performs well in cooler areas.
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$29.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
*Pollination beneficial with another variety In Production
Feijoa Large Oval

Feijoa - Large Oval

Large Oval - A sweet fruit and as the name suggests of oval shape and good size. Good quality. Self-fertile but will produce heavier crops when cross-pollinated.
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$27.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
*Pollination beneficial with another variety
Feijoa Apollo compliments of Tharfield Nursery

Feijoa - Apollo

Medium to large, oval fruit. Flavour very pleasant, quality excellent. Ripens mid to late-season. The tree is upright, spreading, tall, vigorous and productive. Feijoa is also referred to as pineapple guava, which are very ornamental with attractive red flowers in spring.
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$34.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
*Pollinate with another feijoa variety
Feijoa - Triumph

Feijoa - Triumph

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$29.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available
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Growing Feijoa Fruit Trees Feijoa Flower Eating Feijoa Flowers You can Eat the flowers

Plant Information or Specifications

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?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May


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

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Feijoa Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

Fruit fly loves Feijoa, so treat accordingly. Makes lovely jam too. Easily grown, very attractive bush. | Paola - Berry , NSW 20-Nov-2008

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

The Fijoa tree is NOT a native of New Zealand but a native of South America. | Lea Moises - Central Coast, NSW 11-Jan-2011

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa Tree

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

Feijoa - Apollo

Apollo are my favorite...I once had one fruit the size and shape of a large pear.....the pulp went right to the skin and it was sweet as too. | Jonathan - Perth, WA 15-May-2015


All feijoas truly despise wind when young. My young tree is now quite slow-growing after those harsh winds. | Samuel - Melbourne, VIC 24-Jun-2016
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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>

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