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PlantFiles Pictures: Pineapple Guava, Feijoa (Acca sellowiana)

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Fires_in_motion
Vacherie, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2011
3:58 AM

Post #8861120

Pineapple Guava, Feijoa
Acca sellowiana


Large (~12'x15') gnarled old tree by the lagoons in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, 9/8/11. (Invasive Cinnamomum camphora in background.)

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1398/

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taf4821
Gulfport, MS

May 20, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9130613

I have eight pineapple guava trees planted about 4 years ago, they blossom in May. However they have never produced any fruit. Any ideas as to why they have not produced fruit?
Fires_in_motion
Vacherie, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9131296

Nope. Mine are about 4-5 feet tall and have not fruited yet either. Maybe the ones that are for sale at nurseries tend to be all females, and they require a male to pollinate them? I'm not sure if this tree is dioecious or monoecious. According to Wikipedia, "Regular watering is essential while fruit is maturing" and "Summer temperatures above 90 F (32 C) may also have an adverse effect upon fruit set."

As a last resort, I have found the fruits for sale at Rouses grocery stores in New Orleans.

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