A few questions have come in about the size of the UK grown feijoa fruit. As many people have found you can occasionally come across small imported fruits to buy in stores such as Harrods, Sainsburys and Tesco that have been picked before they’re ripe to send to the UK. These can taste OK, but are never as nice as fruit that have dropped from a tree when ripe.
Although not as big as the mammoth ones grown in NZ of 100 to 200 grams most of the UK grown feijoa fruit are around the 50 grams region. Each year the fruit has been getting bigger.
Update: December 2022 feijoa fruit size.
A plant grown from seed in Scotland, which was the child of 2 plants grown from seed outside in Scotland started dropping a few fruit at the end of 2022 with the heaviest weighing in at 109grams and was almost the size of a medium size avocado. This new variety was tasty and juicy, hopefully it grows well from cutting as getting closer to the New Zealand fruiting varieties. Just need it to fruit about 2 to 4 weeks earlier as lost most of the fruit to frost, once we have that then we’re on a winner!
Even though I currently don’t have the farm, read about the closure on here: Feijoa Farm Closed 😡😢 – Feijoas UK – I am still continuing to try and create an even better feijoa plant for the UK climate, even if it means having 200+ feijoa plants, between 10cm and 2+ meters tall on my driveway and anywhere else I can fit them in the garden.
Feijoa Seeds for Sale:
Although I am not currently selling seeds, I may do in the future keep an eye on the newsletter for any announcement, there are a lot of sellers on eBay that have feijoa seeds for sale. The seeds are often priced around £3 for 10 to 20 seeds. I haven’t tried any of these so I can’t guarantee how they grow.
eBay feijoa seeds for sale: Feijoa seeds for sale – eBay.*
Larger fruit of the 2019 crop:
A couple of photos from the 2019 feijoa crop weighing in at 57 and 64 grams:
Sorry about the quality of the photos, very hard not to get reflections in the window of the scales.