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Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)
Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)
Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)

Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)

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Feijoa sellowiana

Origin: South America

Improvement status: Unknown

Seeds per packet: ~20

Life cycle: Perennial


Feijoa (also known as pineapple guava) is a South American evergreen in the myrtle family. It has spectacular red and white flowers and delicious green fruit, similar in look and texture to guava, but with a unique flavor all its own. Feijoa has been popular for over a century in the warmer parts of the Caucasus region, where it can be found as juice, compote, etc. It is also grown as an edible ornamental in Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. Feijoa is only just beginning to become popular in the United States, but it is quite easy to grow and relatively cold-hardy for a tropical fruit!

GROWING TIPS: Soak seeds for 24 hrs then nick with a knife before attempting to sprout. Grow in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Grows best in Zones 8-11, but should be able to handle most Zone 7 locales these days as well. Can be container-grown and brought inside during winter as a houseplant.