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1ft Pineapple Guava | 3L Pot | Feijoa Sellowiana

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1ft Pineapple Guava | 3L Pot | Feijoa Sellowiana

The beautiful Pineapple Guava is an evergreen native to South America. This exotic tree bears summer blossom that have spectacular pink starbursts amongst pretty white petals and produces sweet, delicate petals that are delicious to eat.

The unusual fruits boast an extraordinary taste; a mixture of pineapple, guava and strawberry and which gives the ‘fruit salad tree’ its name.

Feijoa will ripen outside during a warmer summers, but in colder regions greenhouse growing will ensure a good crop. It will grow happily without much attention and will remain a manageable size for a small garden, or in a pot in a sunny spot.

Characteristics

  • Arrives as: 3L Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 30-60cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Green / flushed red guava.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2-3m
  • Approx Spread: 1.5-2m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: Late summer
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Upright
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

More Information
Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
Harvest Month August
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Soft Fruit Plants
Time To Cropping 1 Year
Uses Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh
Pollination Group Self-Fertile
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Supplied As 3L Pot
Supplied As 2L-3L Pot
Type Soft Fruit Plants

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