4 varieties to choose from :
- Feijoa sellowiana or Pineapple Guava (common variety), self-fertile but better yield if associated with other varieties such as Apollo or Gemini.Green oval fruits with yellowish-white flesh in late September to November.Hardiness: -10 ° C but restarts from the strain if -12 ° C
- Feijoa sellowiana Apollo or Pineapple Guava Apollo, self-fertile but better yield if associated with the Gemini variety.Large, light green oval fruits with yellow flesh, harvested in October-November.Hardiness: -10 ° C but restarts from the strain if -12 ° C
- Feijoa sellowiana Gemini or Pineapple Guava Gemini, very flowering and precocious, self-fertile but better yielding if associated with other varieties such as Apollo or common féijoa.Green oval fruits with yellowish-white flesh, harvest from late September to November.Hardiness: -12 ° C but restarts from the strain if -16 ° C.
- Feijoa sellowiana Mammouth or Pineapple Guava Mammouth, self-fertile but better yielding if associated with other varieties such as Apollo or common féijoa.Very large oval fruits (the size of a small egg) green with creamy white flesh, harvested from August to OctoberHardiness: -10 ° C but restarts from the strain if -15 ° C.
The Féijoa or Pineapple Guava is a magnificent evergreen shrub with green leaves and silvery backs. Beautiful flowering in June-July, pink with long carmine red stamens which gives it an airy and exotic air, the white-silvery falls highlight the flowers, this one is edible, sweet with a banana taste. Féijoas are self-fertile but perform better if they cross pollinate with another subject.
The fruits of Féijoa are edible, tangy resembling small kiwis with thick, wrinkled skin, the flesh is yellowish white with a flavor reminiscent of guava, pineapple or strawberry. Picking is done in the fall and is most often done on the ground, when they are picked from the tree they can continue to ripen at room temperature. The fruits of the Pineapple Guava tree will only appear if the temperatures are mild as in regions witha Mediterranean climate, they need heat to develop and ripen since the harvest is done in the fall.
Féijoa has a very good resistance to cold, down to -10 ° C but leaves the strain after severe frosts of -16 ° C. Its growth is average, it grows about 20 cm per year and will reach a maximum of 3 m for a spread of 1.50 to 2 m.