Pineapple Guava Tree (Feijoa sellowiana)
Pineapple Guava Tree
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) is a versatile, easy-to-grow semi-tropical for zones 8-10 that is neither Pineapple nor Guava, but it is a showy plant with beautiful flowers that are tasty edible treats on their own! Followed by sweet Guava-like fruit! Beautiful ornamental landscaping plants on their own, the flowers and fruit are an aromatic addition to any recipe
The foliage is a typical Mediterranean gray-green, that’s oval and leathery. All summer it is covered in exotic flowers that look like Guava blossoms. Only they are strikingly white and red and each petal is fleshy like a succulent.
Sprinkle the blooms that appear in early summer over salads and as garnish and decorating drinks. The fruit ripens in fall through winter and drops off the tree when ripe. The green rind and white interior bursts with incredibly aromatic scents and fruity tropical flavor. It’s more banana-like than pineapple, and the texture is juicy and similar to a pear.
These large bushes can be trained and pruned to look like a small tree, or even can be trained as an Espalier, or kept shrubby and used as a hedge. It is an excellent specimen plant because of the lovely blooms that pollinators adore, and the juicy fruit for you! The smaller size can easily be maintained to accommodate any size property.
Prune smaller yet to maintain Pineapple Guava as a lovely container plant and place them around patios and poolside locations, anywhere regardless of the space available, even if you don’t have an actual yard! Any frost-free sunny location is perfect for these tropical broadleaf evergreens!
Preferring hot, dry weather to ripen, Pineapple Guava needs highly enriched soil with plenty of organic matter. Ensure your tree is planted in very well-drained soil because it will not tolerate soggy ground. Water well to establish, but then these are low moisture use shrubs once established. Provide a full sun location with good air circulation.
|Common name||Pineapple Guava Tree|
|Botanical name||Feijoa sellowiana|
|Plant type||Broad-Leaved Evergreen|
|Harvest time||3 - 5 Years|
|Height||10 - 15 ft.|
|Width||10 - 15 ft.|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Soil condition||Well-Drained Rich|
|Pruning time||After Fruiting|
|Flower color||White & Red|