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common name: Pineapple guava
synonyms: Feijoa sellowiana
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
red & green
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Somewhat tender evergreen with opposite, elliptic, grey-green leaves which are white and felty underneath. The flowers have waxy, edible, red petals, white on the edges and the reverse, and crimson stamens. Flowers are produced in midsummer and in warm climates are followed by red-tinged, dark green edible fruits which ripen in winter.
Well drained, light soil in full sun. In cool areas best by a sunny wall or a very sheltered position, or alternatively a cool greenhouse if fruit is required. Drought and salt tolerant.
From seed, sown as soon as ripe, or from semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Grown for the edible fruits in hot climates. In mild coastal areas may be used as hedging.
From Brazil and Ureguay.