Can feijoa grow in Florida?
It can be grown anywhere in Florida and is especially suited for coastal area gardens because it tolerates salt spray. The plant is also commonly known as feijoa.
Are Feijoa sellowiana self pollinating?
In terms of pollination, feijoas are generally self-fertile, but you will get a lot more and often better fruit if you have another variety for cross pollination. That’s what you did last year with your friend.
How fast does Feijoa sellowiana grow?
If you’re growing pineapple guava, you should know it is a slow-growing shrub that can grow up to 5.5 meters (18 feet). Its edible and mildly fragrant white flowers bloom in summer. Fruits mature in 5-6 months after the flowers.
Are feijoas invasive?
Feijoa trees have non-invasive root systems, are incredibly pest and disease resistant AND they produce a delicious fruit of the same name.
Does pineapple guava grow in Florida?
Pineapple guava is easy to grow in north Florida. Give it a sunny location and a well-drained soil. Usually, it is seen as a shrub but it can be trained as an attractive small tree suitable for smaller properties.
What does feijoa fruit taste like?
Feijoas have a sweet flavour reminiscent of guava crossed with pineapple and quince. To eat a feijoa, just cut it in half horizontally and scoop out the jelly flesh as you would a kiwifruit. If you haven’t seen a feijoa before, imagine a fruit resembling a lime that – once cut open – looks like a cucumber inside.
Do I need 2 feijoa trees?
There are a couple of self-fertile varieties but even they do better if cross-pollinated. It really doesn’t matter too much which varieties you have round…they all seem to cross with each other (unlike, say, plums). Of course, if there are other feijoas in the area, you won’t need another one at all.
Why is my feijoa tree not fruiting?
Do the trees look healthy i.e. plenty of healthy green growth and are there any flowers? The most common reasons for no fruit aside from the trees being too young (they take 2-3 years to fruit) is inadequate pollination or poor tree health.
Are feijoa trees Evergreen?
Feijoas are an attractive evergreen plant ranging from a shrub to a small tree which will grow between two and four metres in height. They are easily trimmed and maintained and have a green leaf which is grey underneath. Feijoas have beautiful Pohutukawa like flowers in December and fruit mainly from April to June.
How long does it take for a feijoa tree to fruit?
There are two types of feijoas you can plant: Seedlings grafted varieties. Seedlings are cheaper to buy but can take up to 10 years to produce fruit and because they are not a guaranteed cultivar, the size, quality, flavour and amount of fruit you get is an unknown.