|FEIJOA SELLOWIANA - Feijoa, Pineapple Guava |
This evergreen shrub or small tree from South America is a useful landscape ornamental with its showy flowers and grey-green leaves. It is hardy and withstands 14°F. The fruit has green skin covered with white powder, is oblong to 3" and has sweet/acid white pulp. It should be harvested immediately after it falls. (Holding out your hand is the "tongue-in-cheek" recommended method.) It is eaten fresh, makes a good jelly or the pureed pulp dries to a flavorful leather.