Feijoa sellowiana
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Feijoa sellowiana

pineapple guava

  family myrtaceae 
  genus feijoa 

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Genus  Feijoa Species  sellowiana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  feijoa   pineapple guava Family  MYRTACEAE Specimen number  S9262 Data source  GrUnFr p121
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 10a-11 AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 30� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The petals of this plant and the fruit are both edible. Feijoa sellowiana is most often used in jelly.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Petals   Fruit Description of edible parts 2 to 3 inches oblong, waxy dark green or yellow-green in color Flavor / texture  has a tart, low sugar, myrtle-like flavor
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Feijoa sellowiana to produce fruit. Feijoa (in some places called pineapple guava) is typically propagated by seed. This plant is considered to have originated from Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Feijoa sellowiana is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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