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Fejoa Pineapple Guava Plant

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, each pot contains several seedling plants,  growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plants will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Acca or Fejoa sellowianna or Pineapple Guava is a large, somewhat slow growing evergreen tree-like shrub.  It bears an edible oval egg to pear shaped green fruit about 2-31/2 inches long with thick granular white flesh that somewhat like a combination of pineapple and guava, with a slight minty under flavor.  The seeds are small.  Fruiting season can vary slightly according to climate, but is generally late spring to early/mid summer

Pineapple Guavas are mainly eaten as a fresh fruit, but you can find a number or recipes online for jelly, tea and pudding.

This species will eventually reach heights of 15 to 20 feet if left unpruned, but it is generally grown as a boxed hedge or as a large rounded tree-like shrub.  It can be used as a foundation planting and is primarily grown in Florida for its attractive foliage which is a soft green leathery texture on top with a very pretty silvery reverse that can be seen when the wind moves them around. 

Fruiting is better in cooler climates where there is a least 50 to 60 hours of chilling.  The plant is considered to be hardy to about 15º F.  An attractive somewhat unusual flower precedes the fruit in mid summer.

The flowers are about an 1 to 2 inches in diameter sometimes appearing in clusters.  They have very long bright red stamens topped with bright yellow pollen grains.  The flowers are white, with an very pretty red purple interior lining of the petal.  The petals are also edible and make nice garnish for salads, etc. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and birds, who will eat them and thereby pollinate the fruit.  The flowers attract butterflies to feed, but the plant is not a host (no caterpillars).

If fruiting is desired, two plants should be purchased and planted near each other for cross pollination.

Botanical Name Acca or Fejoa sellowianna
Common Name Pineapple Guava
Plant Family Myrtaceae
Mature Size 10 to 15 feet
Bloom Color Cream & Pink
Bloom Form Single Clusters
Bloom Time Fall
Fruit Type Egg to pear shaped Yellow 2-3 Inch
Fruit Time Spring to early Summer
Zone 7, 8, 9
Fragrance No
Key Features Pretty silvery foliage, edible fruit
Suggested Uses Boundary, Hedge, Tree-Like Shrub Accent
Grower Notes Fruit is like a Pineapple flavored Guava
 

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in the landscape within the recommended USDA Zone range.

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape. can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.

  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.

  • Provide supplemental irrigation.

  • Feed a good quality, slow release, fertilize with the initial planting.

  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after fruiting to promote uniform shape and control size.

  • Plant early in the season, and protect from freezing until very well established. 

 

 

 


  • Model: FEJ-PIN-GU-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 20 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens





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