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Originally from Brazil, Feijoa sellowiana is a cold hardy guava that can be grown as far north as middle Georgia. These evergreens have striking glossy-green leaves that are silvery white underneath.
Plants bloom in May and are covered with tiny orchid-like pink and crimson blossoms. By August, the plum-shaped fruits are ready to eat and are harvested when they fall to the ground. Simply slice open and scoop out the delectable, creamy flesh. The flavor is considered by many true guava lovers to be the best in the world. Use fresh in fruit salads, or make guava jelly and jam.
These trouble-free trees rarely exceed 18 feet
in height. When lightly pruned they develop into graceful, small trees. They can be trimmed
into bold, short hedges or tall, thick privacy screens.
Pineapple Guavas need cross-pollination, so be
sure to get at least two plants to ensure a good crop.
for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.
Pineapple Guava Varieties
MAMMOTH Wow, it is mammoth!! Weighing up to 8oz and 2-4 inches in length, Mammoth has the largest fruit of
all the pineapple guava varieties. Sweet, tasty and tangy with a hint of pineapple. These are cutting grown plants,
so will fruit within 2-3 years. Considered self fertile but will bear largest fruit with a pollinator, use seedlings for
cross pollinator. Ripens in September/October. Zones 8-10. $32.99 3 gal (2-3ft).
Available in November.
NIKITA'S™ Nikita is prized for its tasty, large fruit and compact growing habit - mature height is only 5-6ft!
Found at the Nikita Botanical Gardens in Yalta, Ukraine.
Use Mammoth or seedlings for cross pollination. Ripens in November. Zones 8-10. $32.99 3 gal (2-3ft).
Available in November.
SELECT SEEDLINGS Collected from our mother hedge, these
plants are chosen for their superior flavor and large size.
All are open pollinated seedlings. They are a mix of Mammoth,
Trask, Nezbeth and select seedlings we've collected through the years.
Be sure to get two or three plants to ensure good
pollination. Ripens late August-mid-October.
Zones 8B-10. $24.99 3 gal (3-4ft).
Are we out of what you are looking for? Email us at Justfruits@hotmail.com and we'll put you on the "Call When Available" list. We will call you!
Please come to see us if you can (Wednesday to Sunday, 9:05-5:08). We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). If you need further directions, feel free to call us at 1-850-926-5644 or enter 30 Saint Frances St. Crawfordville FL 32327 (or Just Fruits Nursery) into Google Maps ( CLICK HERE).