Feijoa sellowiana 'Apollo', pineapple guava, has beautiful, tropical-looking, edible flowers and delicious fruit that tastes like pineapple and mint.
Feijoa (Acca) sellowiana is known as pineapple guava. It is an attractive small, multi-branched shrub or small tree with beautiful gray green, evergreen foliage with white undersides. Its showy, tropical-looking flowers are white with red accents with edible petals that taste like cotton candy. The delicious fruits that follow taste like mint and pineapple. It is easily trained as an espalier, hedge or small specimen tree. 'Apollo' is self-fertile and will pollinate other plants. It has medium to large, oval fruit with a thin, blue-green skin and good flavour and fruit quality.
Common Name: Pineapple Guava
Family: Myrtaceae (The Myrtle Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Tropical and subtropical highlands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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