The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Flowering Feijoa

20131113 008This is the second year the Feijoa have flowered, but we would have 30 times the number of flowers this year, so are hopeful for a good crop.  We only had about 4 fruit last year.   A New Zealand friend gave us the trees for a house warming.  I had never heard of them before, but they are very popular in New Zealand.  The Feijoa (Acca sellowiana) is also known as a Pineapple Guava or Guavasteen.  It is a type of Myrtle and is evergreen. It comes from the highlands of southern Brazil and northern Argentina. They can grow to over 5m tall and will grow thick enough to be formed into a hedge.

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