Acca sellowiana
(Feijoa)

Acca sellowiana
(Feijoa)

Details:

Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 3 m
Mature Width: 2 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Exposed, Frost Tolerant, Heavy Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Salty, Windy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Drainage: Dry, Moist
Category: Tree
Features: Suitable for hedging or shelter. Flower colour: Pink. Fruit colour: Green.

Acca sellowiana, commonly known as Pineapple Guava or Feijoa, is a small tree or shrub that is native to South America, particularly Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It is also grown in other parts of the world, including New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.

The plant has thick, grayish-green leaves that are about 8cm long and 4cm wide. It produces showy, pink and white flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. The flowers are followed by edible fruit that is oval-shaped, about 6cm long, and has a green, slightly rough exterior. The inside of the fruit is filled with a juicy, aromatic pulp that is white, cream-colored or pink. The pulp has a unique, sweet-tart flavor that is often described as a mix of pineapple, strawberry, and guava, which gives the plant its common names.

Acca sellowiana is a hardy plant that can tolerate a range of soil types and growing conditions, including drought and frost. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant for its attractive foliage, flowers, and fruit. The fruit is also a popular ingredient in jams, jellies, desserts, and beverages. Acca sellowiana is the original feijoa which many of the new varieties have been bred from. Self-fertile.

Flowering: Spring [September - November]
Fruiting:    Summer [December - January]

Prices

  Each 20 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00

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