Feijoa Sellowiana. Pineapple Guava Trees
The Feijoa Sellowiana or Pineapple Guava is a slow growing dense evergreen tree with oval shaped grey-green leaves which are felted on the undersides. In Summer exotic looking flowers are produced, shaped like a cup, the fleshy petals are red on the insides and white on the undersides with a central bunch of scarlet stamens tipped with yellow pollen. The edible fruit is oval in shape, up to 3 inches long with a waxy green skin and a delicate sweet aromatic flavour all of it's own, tasting of pineapple. apple and mint and high in vitamin C. The fruits drop from the tree when ripe but they can be picked before and ripened inside. Easy to grow the Pineapple Guava is known to have been grown successfully as far North as Western Scotland and is tolerant of salt in the soil and resistant to pests and diseases.
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FEIJOA SELLOWIANA. Pineapple Guava Tree.
Latin Name: Feijoa Sellowiana. Acca Sellowiana.
Common Name: Pineapple Guava. Fruit Salad Tree.
Origin: Brazil. Uruguay. Northern Argentina. Colombia.
Hardiness: -5 degrees.
Growth: Evergreen ornamental fruit tree with grey-green leaves felted on the undersides. Exotic looking red and white flowers which are edible. Edible oval shaped fruit with a sweet aromatic taste high in vitamin C. Easy to grow. Needs little maintenance, only a light pruning.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Adapts to most soils if well drained. Tolerant of salt in the soil.
Moisture: Water regulary through the growing season. Less in winter.
Feeding: General purpose plant feed each month in the growing season.
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