How to grow Feijoa

Feijoa grow and care – tree of the genus Acca also known as Pineapple guava, Feijoa perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Flower edible in the color white and red-pink, the petal is edible part the taste is sweet.

Feijoa fruits

Fruit shape ellipsoid, color of the rind is green and not edible, the flesh is edible in the color cream white, for some the tastes like pineapple.

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How to grow Feijoa growing and care:

Two trees of different cultivars

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
2-7 m, 6-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Edible flower in the color white and red-pink, the petal is edible part the taste is sweet

Pollination is done by:

Uses of Feijoa flowers:
Jams, eaten raw, beverage

Thinning the bloom:
Two firsts years when the tree not establish recommend

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Feijoa fruits?
Eaten raw, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick before and let it ripening in the house

Scientific name:

Acca sellowiana

How to grow Feijoa

Feijoa edible fruit

Feijoa edible flower

Feijoa flower

Feijoa tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9