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Genus: Feijoa

Species: Sellowiana

About:

About:

Feijoa sellowiana is an interesting addition to the Patio Orchard Collection. Referred to as the Pineapple Guava, the Feijoa fruit has a unique taste, blending flavours of pineapple, guava, strawberry and lemon. Use the fruit to produce delicious culinary feasts, baked goodies or preserve as jam. The sweet flower petals are a taste sensation in their own right too.

The shrub boasts attractive dark green foliage and spectacular pink, purple and white flowers, making it a wonderful fruiting feature in your front yard or on the patio in a pot.

Growing:

A slow-growing shrub reaching up to 5m both high and wide in the ground, in a pot it can be contained to 3m. Prefers cool winter and moderate summers, place in full sun to partial shade.

Water:

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Water deeply regularly expecially during flowering and fruit period, and mulch and soil around the plants to protect the shallow roots. Lack of water will cause fruit to drop.

Soil:

Will grow in a wide variety of well drained soils, fairly salt resistant.

Maintenance:

Moderate regular watering and pruning lightly in summer light after fruit is harvested will encourage new growth and increase yields the following year.