Feijoa sellowiana 'Kakariki' is an extremely early-ripening cultivar with very large, sweet and delicious fruit with thin edible skin.
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. 'Kakariki' is an extremely early-ripening, New Zealand-bred cultivar perfect for our region with very large, sweet and delicious fruit with thin edible skin. Partially self-fertile but will produce more fruit when pollinated by another variety.
Common Name: Pineapple Guava - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order]
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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