Feijoas (Acca sellowiana)
Hailing originally from cool temperate regions of southern Brazil and Argentina, Feijoas (Acca sellowiana) are evergreen small trees or shrubs in the Myrtaceae family. They can be grown anywhere from Canberra's cool climates all the way into subtropical climates!
They produce a bounty of stunning pink flowers in Spring and in a cool climate like Canberra, produce an abundance of fruits in Autumn.
At maturity they can reach up to 3-5m high and around 2-3wide but they can be pruned to a smaller tree, can be hedged and are great it pots.
Harvesting the Fruit
The fruit is ready to be harvested when they have fallen to the ground. A ripe feijoa will be soft but not squishy. They will ripen a little bit off the tree so if a fallen fruit is still hard, pop them in a fruit bowl and give them a few days to finish ripening.
Check under your tree regularly for fruit because they will start to rot and attract pests if they are left for too long.
Feijoa fruits are best eaten like a kiwifruit, cut open and spooned out fresh. The fruit tastes like a combination of pineapple, guava and sherbet.
This plant comes in a 200mm nursery pot.