Feijoa sellowiana

pineapple guava, guavasteen

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Origin: South and Central America
Genus: Feijoa
Species / Cultivar: sellowiana
Common Name: pineapple guava, guavasteen
Synonym: Acca sellowiana

Plant Biography

Feijoa sellowiana, sometimes listed as Acca sellowiana, is native to many South and Central American regions: southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uraguay, northern Argentina, and Columbia.

 

They are grown commercially in their native range for their fruits, as well as New Zealand, Azerbajan, and Georgia. The fruit is usually sold local to the producers as it has a short shelf life and does not travel well, which might explain why it is rarely if ever found for sale in the UK.

Feijoa sellowiana
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to care for, just keep an eye on any extra environmental needs such as humidity.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 1.5-2.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.

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