How to Grow Feijoa
It’s easy to confuse Feijoas with other fruit! They’re also known as Pineapple Guavas, but they’re not Guavas (Psidium guajava). They’re also not Cherry Guavas (Psidium littorale var. longpipes). Feijoa fruit are green and oval shaped, with soft creamy yellow sweet and fragrant flesh, which has a pear, passionfruit and pineapple-like taste. They’re very attractive evergreen shrubs or small trees, growing up to 5 m tall and 3 m wide, with gorgeous pink and white edible flowers in spring and summer. They can be grown as both an ornamental and a fruiting plant and make a great choice for an edible hedge.
The delicious fruit can be eaten fresh (cut the fruit in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon) and they’re also perfect for using in cakes, muffins, jams, cocktails, desserts, fruit salad and smoothies. The small seeds inside the fruit are edible.
Full sun to part shade
Suitable for cool to sub-tropical climates