Pineapple Guava Tree (Feijoa sellowiana)
Pineapple Guava Tree
- Edible flowers and fruit
- Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies
- Great choice in an edible landscape or used as a privacy screen
The Pineapple Guava Tree or Fejioa is easy to grow, which is great news for those that love the tasty guava-like fruit that ripens in late fall! A South American native, Feijoa sellowiana (botanical name) features fleshy, white flower petals with showy red accents, and these flowers bloom in early summer, contrasting beautifully with the gray-green foliage. We like to use them in an edible garden because you do not need to have a green thumb to grow them well. Of course, the delicious fruit is the highlight, which has a tangy flavor perfect for scooping out with a spoon or cooking them in pies, puddings, dumplings, and as pastry fillings. However, it is not just the fruit that is edible. The thick petals of the flowers can also be eaten and have a deliciously spicy flavor perfect for salads or used for jams and jellies!
One of the best reasons for growing your Pineapple Guava Tree is that you can pick the fruit and eat the petals right off the tree, without having to worry about them being doused in pesticides. The fact that you can just let them grow happily on their own without too much care is icing on the cake. They love to grow in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade. They have a moderate growth rate, and they are an evergreen that keeps its good looks all year long. Once established, this tropical beauty requires little to moderate watering.
Pineapple Guava trees also have a variety of landscape uses. They are an attractive single specimen, and you can line them up along a border for use as a bright and colorful privacy screen!
Visit any of our Moon Valley Nurseries throughout Houston today and handpick your very own Pineapple Guava!