Feijoa or Pineapple Guava
Feijoa sellowiana

Very attractive evergreen fruiting shrub to 5m tall.  Lovely green and silver foliage is complemented in Spring with pretty red and white flowers. The egg shaped fruit remain green when ripe and have a distinct fruity aromatic smell. The flesh is pale white with a sweet pineapple/strawberry flavour and is high in vitamin C.

For best results, plant in fertile well-drained soil with added organic matter in a sunny site protected from strong wind and mulch well. Prune to promote new fruiting wood. Drought tolerant and hardy. They will grow in all areas of Australia.

The fruit can be eaten fresh in a fruit salad or made in to jam or jelly. The flower petals are edible and sweet.