We planted our feijoa tree over one year ago and now it is flowering. The tree is only small about one meter high. I hope that it will have some fruits this autumn. We never expected that it would flower very soon, so it came to our surprise when I saw the beautiful red flowers the other day.
- Feijoa – Acca sellowiana. Also called pineapple guava.
- Native to Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina.
- Small rounded evergreen tree up to 7 m high.
- Attractive glossy dark-green foliage, velvety grey underneath.
- Pretty dark red flowers.
- Small egg-shaped fruits, similar aroma to guava.
- Soft fruit pulp is sweet and a little bit gritty.
- Grow best in warm temperate to sub-tropical climate
- Need winter chill to produce well (but not lower than 5 deg. C).
- Ripe fruits drop on the ground in autumn.
Update March 29, 2012:
At last the feijoa tree is having few fruits now (autumn in Australia). The first two flowering years did not produce any fruit at all. This year I tried hand pollination and it seemed to work:) They are still small and will get ripe around winter time.
Update May 27, 2012:
The few feijoa fruits are getting bigger, but they still look quite furry….. I think they’ll still need few more weeks to ripen.