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Feijoa

Pineapple guava

Myrtaceae Feijoa sellowiana Berg.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Feijoa trees are rather small, to 15 feet, with evergreen leaves 2 to 3 inches long. They will endure winter temperatures down to about 15°F. Fruit is generally oval in shape, 1.5 to 3 inches long. The prominent calyx is persistent. Skin is waxy, dark green to yellow. Scattered trees bave been planted in Florida, California and Hawaii; but there are no orchard acreages.


Season, bloom to harvest: 5 to 7 months.

Production in U.S.: None commercial, mainly dooryard trees.

Use: Fresh eating, jelly, marmalade.

Part of fruit consumed: Interior pulp.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch