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Feijoa sellowiana - Pineapple Guava

I use the Pineapple Guava as a large shrub, hedge or small tree. As a tree Feijoa sellowiana is very sculptural with gracefully twisting trunk and branches. It has a sturdy look about it. The Pineapple Guava fruit is great out of hand. I do not eat the skin though some people do. The Feijoa sellowiana flowers are also both edible and fragrant. They have a sweet pineapple flavor, a less sharp taste that that of the true pineapple, I add them to salads. The fruit comes ripe in October and November. Feijoa sellowiana can grow to 20 feet or more. Feijoa sellowiana is cold hardy beyond the low teens that I have observed on our property. Feijoa sellowiana trees can produce immense amounts of fruit. It is best to be prepared for all of this fruit as squished fruit can be messy and difficult to keep clean when the Pineapple Guava hangs over walkways.

Feijoa sellowiana, Pineapple Guava

White flowers with red stamens belonging to Feijoa sellowiana the Pineapple Guava. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.