Pineapple Guava, Feijoa (Acca sellowiana)

Vacherie, LA(Zone 9a)

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.)

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Gulfport, MS

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?

Vacherie, LA(Zone 9a)

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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