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Acca sellowiana 'Nazemetz'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acca (AK-uh) (Info)
Species: sellowiana (sel-lo-wee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nazemetz
Additional cultivar information: (aka Nazemeta)

Synonym:Feijoa sellowiana
Synonym:Orthostemon sellowianus

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Edible Fruits and Nuts

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RosinaBloom On Oct 22, 2012, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

In New Zealand Feijoa trees are plentiful and can grow to about 6m high. They have a stunning red flower, and the green fruit is ready to eat when it drops to the ground around April/May.The fruit has a distinctive taste and aroma - to me it smells a little like nail polish remover - but it is a favourite fruit of mine, which is cut in half and eaten with a teaspoon. The Feijoa was introduced into New Zealand around the 1900's, and with other cultivars being introduced, the size and taste of the fruit has apparently been improved.

Positive diamondjfarms On Feb 14, 2010, diamondjfarms from Needville, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Improved variety; better flavor; self-fruitful, although cross-pollination will produce a better crop.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Hercules, California
Vallejo, California
Lake City, Florida
Wesson, Mississippi
Sumter, South Carolina

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