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Feijoa Fruit

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Feijoa Fruit

1st time this has happened.......Now the weather is closing in I don't suppose I stand a chance of it developing much more.



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That is brilliant Milky certainly different I've never heard of a Feijoa fruit if it ripens is it edible, and where does it originate from ?

5 Nov, 2013

 

I've just looked it up Milky another name is Pineapple guava or Acca fruit , did you grow it from seed ? Have you eaten any before ?

5 Nov, 2013

 

Roy.....Yes I grew it from seed...its 5/6 years old now....its the 1st time I have had a fruit on it, and I have never tasted on, although Delonix has told me that you can eat the flowers as part of a salad......Not tried that either. lol

5 Nov, 2013

 

Milky sorry about asking so many questions but is it hardy ?

5 Nov, 2013

 

Milky; Roythefoot:

It looks like it'll be ripe soon. Cool weather doesn't bother pineapple guava so much. It a very hardy subtropical fruit! The fruit, flower pedals and leaves are edible. Pineapple guava is commercially grown in California.

Here's an article you may be interested in reading on this fruit.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pineapple-47373-guava-fruit.html

6 Nov, 2013

 

Thank-you Delonix1 that was an interesting article and paper, I'm enlightened, Roy. ps I'm going back to look at some more.

6 Nov, 2013

 

Roy....we are in Essex...This faces north and only gets sunshine in the summer, although it does have a small amount of protection from our lean~to it has been growing happily where it is for the last 4 years

6 Nov, 2013

 

Thank-you Milky for that I might try and get hold of some seeds and give them a whirl.

6 Nov, 2013

 

We are growing this plant, bought as an Acca, it is growing against the fence where it is protected and warm, hoping to get some fruit one of these days it is about 4 ft now, so pleased you have some fruit on your Milky, so exciting when this happens.....

7 Nov, 2013

 

Dottydaisy2:

Acca is the new genus. It used to be in the genus: Feijao.

7 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks for the info Del..✴

9 Nov, 2013

 

You're welcome. So many Genera have been re-classified over the last 10 - 13 years, it's not funny!

11 Nov, 2013

 

Congratulations on getting a fruit on your tree, Milky! :-))

11 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Balcony....

13 Nov, 2013

 

Did you get to eat it, or did the weather win?

17 Jan, 2014

 

Guess......The weather won....I did try it but it was very bitter and dry......

20 Jan, 2014

 

Milky:

I'm sorry to hear you didn't get a good feijao fruit! It is usually very sweet, with a overtone flavor of pineapple.

21 Jan, 2014



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