15th of May 2020 Update:
Whilst in hospital for a few broken vertebrae and ruptured discs, they found I’ve had heart failure, which also looks to be from my generalised dystonia. Will be going in to have my aorta replaced later this year.
Sadly will not be doing much in the way of growing this year. Sorry about this! Where possible will try to help out with advice, the world needs feijoas!
Grow your own feijoas
Hoping to get a bigger feijoa community growing in the UK and if you’re interested in growing your own I’ve added a few links here: Buy feijoa plants in the UK. – I’ll try to update at least weekly with up to date links.
Finding feijoas growing in parks, zoos and gardens:
Find feijoas growing in the UK – If you know of others would be great to share 😀.
Links to feijoa lollies, juice and booze!
SANZA is one of the top spots to get feijoa lollies and booze in UK:
Feijoa Lollies – Mayceys Sour Feijoa Lollies
Juice – Macs Feijoa, Pear & Elderflower (4 x 330ml bottles)
Vodka – 42 Below Vodka Feijoa
Cider – Wild Side Cider Feijoa & Passionfruit (500ml)
Schnapps – Zumwohl Feijoa Schnapps (700ml bottle)
Liqueur – 8th Tribe Feijoa Liqueur (750ml bottle)
Hi everyone, after 10 years of growing feijoas from seed, crossing them and eating some very nice fruit we’ve finally made a decent tasting and good cropping feijoa for the UK climate.
Find out more about UK Grown Feijoas
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The size of UK grown feijoas: Although we can’t get feijoas to grow to the mammoth size you can get in New Zealand we have managed to get a decent size for the climate. Find out more about the size on: Size of UK grown feijoas.
About Gav the grower: Gav is from Tokoroa, North Island, New Zealand – often been told it’s the place to get cheap petrol when driving south from Auckland. Spending time in Napier, Hawkes Bay and Whangarei where his passion for feijoas began, since then he’s been growing them in the UK for over 10 years. He studied horticulture at The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and the Royal Horticultural Society. If you want to follow Gav’s personal Instagram account you can find it here: @ApteryxGav – Latin name for the Kiwi Gav. – He’s also a Weet-Bix Kid.