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!
As lovers of feijoas we want more people in the UK to grow their own. Although we’re not currently selling plants there are a fair few people selling plants or seeds on market places such as Amazon* or eBay*.
Buying feijoa plants
Most UK grown feijoas are not named varieties and are grown from seed. Named variety trees such as Anatoki, Apollo, Bambina, Kaiteri, Kakapo, Kakariki, Mammoth, Opal Star, Triumph, Pounamu, Unique, Wiki™ Tu and many others are hard to come by in the UK.
Plants grown from seed don’t always come true to type but they can be pretty close. We’ve grown a few where the parent plants have large fruits but the offspring have had fruit the size of grapes. One particular plant which has been dubbed “Marshmallow” has small fruit but the flowers are the best tasting feijoa flowers we’ve ever had.
What to look for when buying plants
The first 2 years of growing a feijoa always seem to be the slowest, after that they can grow rather fast. If you’re after something a bit quicker then bigger is better, however they can get expensive fast. There are 3 meter trees on sale for £3,450, reduced from £4,600! Yes that’s right 3 meter trees for £3,450!!!
New Zealand named varieties in UK!
Great news everyone, there are now 3 named varieties being imported by Burncoose Nurseries from NZ to the UK! I’ve purchased one of each to see how they grow:
ACCA sellowiana ‘Mammoth’ – Mammoth
ACCA sellowiana ‘Triumph’ – Triumph
ACCA sellowiana ‘Gemini’ – Gemini
Update 30/04/20 – 3 flower buds on my Triumph and 2 on Mammoth, these plants are roughly 40cm tall and as suggested in the Feijoa care guide I’ve put the 3 of them in my small 2.5×2.5 meter greenhouse. You may be able to grow some on a south facing windowsill indoors.
There’s a Feijoa care guide – they mention that Burncoose Nursery are yet to manage any fruit in Cornwall. NZ varieties are grown for warmer climates and more warmth creating bigger fruit.
Try growing NZ varieties indoors.
As my generalised dystonia keeps breaking my body I don’t know how this seasons crop will go – more on the front page: https://feijoas.uk/ and as a feijoa addict I really want as many people to get feijoas! I know it’s not perfect but a few small plants could be grown on a south facing windowsill and you may get a few fruit each year. If you do want to keep indoors, cut back after fruiting to keep the plant small as fruit grows on new growth. I will be getting a few more of the name varieties and trying this. Very few of my UK grown ones have fruited before they’re over 1.5 meters, a few of the cuttings have.
Primrose have 3L, 30cm high feijoas:
You have to keep checking this site as they seem to only release a few at a time for sale: 1ft Pineapple Guava | 3L Pot | Feijoa Sellowiana.
23/06/20 Amazon many sellers out of stock again.
It’s often Worth trying a few links as some stock comes back in randomly, or scroll past to eBay links.
Feijoa plants for sale on Amazon UK:
There’s a lot of seeds for sale on Amazon but very few plants for sale.
Amazon Feijoa Seeds for sale*. – More about growing from seeds further down.
As Feijoa plants are selling out fast on Amazon. Here’s the direct link I check to see if there’s anyone selling: Feijoas Amazon*
Update 23/06/20: Hopefully there’s loads of Feijoa addicts buying up plants to create a great feijoa culture in the UK. Amazon has suggested another seller: Acca Sellowiana (Feijoa) aka Pineapple Guava Shrub* – Cost £18.50 + £6.99 postage, total £24.49.
- Please remember plants are living and the appearance of the plants will change with the seasons.
- During the winter some plants loose the leaves, some die back to the soil, some will look happy and some will look terrible.
- Don’t panic this is normal and your plant will look great during the growing season. Our plants are grown outside to give the hardiest plants possible.
- Our plants are usually supplied in a 2/3litre sized pot.
- Not sure what to expect? Ask us if you are unsure.
Update 23/06/20: ACCA selloweana (Pineapple Guava) 3L Fruit Tree* – Cost £19.99 including delivery.
- A fascinating and stunning looking plant, this Pineapple- Guava is a native of South America yet is perfectly happly here in the UK.
- Like a bird of paradise, its flamboyant sorbet pink and ice-white blooms will create an exotic display from late spring to early summer.
- In autumn this stunning plant then yields delicious, tropical tasting green egg shaped fruits with succulent flesh
- .Bushes are evergreen giving year round interest, hardy down to at least -5C and when mature reach about 6 x 6ft.
- Delivered as a large established plant in a 3L pot
Update 30/04/20 Currently sold out: as the seller below has now sold out Amazon suggested another option a larger but more expensive plant: Cross Common Nursery Feijoa sellowiana (ACCA sellowiana) 10ltr Specimen* – Cost £40 + £6.99 postage, total £46.99.
Pineapple Guava. Unusual and exotic looking shrub from Brazil and Argentina. Evergreen summer flowering shrub with wonderful red and white flowers. Produces sweet,aromatic fruits. ,Frost hardy. Sheltered sunny site and well drained soil. Grows to a height of 3 m. 10 litre pot.
Update 30/04/20 Currently sold out: Keeping this listing here in case of new plants being in stock: FEIJOA or Pineapple Guava ACCA sellowiana Fruit Shrub Seedling – Evergreen Edible – 10-15cm Tall Plant* – Cost £6.90 + £4.90 postage, total: £11.80.
- Our best available 10-15cm tall, young plant in a sturdy 7cm pot; freshly hand picked from our nursery benches. Cultivated by us, under UK climatic conditions. This plant can be planted out next year.
- No plant movement in transit: with our special packing method, developed by us. FREE growing kit including full growing instructions.
- large pinkish flowers with numerous red anthers – highly decorative.
- edible fruits with a sweet, juicy pulp.
- not fussy to soil conditions, prefers full sun and a hot position.
Feijoa Plants on eBay:
eBay: Acca (Feijoa) sellowiana , Pineapple Guava Unusual Evergreen Shrub in 7 cm pot* – Selling for £4.47 + £3.40 postage total: £7.87 for 1 – plants look to be about the 20cm height. – Updated 22/04/20
eBay: Acca Sellowiana Feijoa Pineapple Guava Young Plant in 9cm Pot x 3 Pots* – Selling 3 plants for £14.99 + £0 postage total: £14.99 for 1.- Updated 30/04/20
SOLD OUT: eBay: Feijoa sellowiana, Pineapple Guava, 2 ltr pot growing well* – Selling for £8 + £4.17 postage total: £12.17. 2 Litre pot is usually about a 17cm pot. – Updated 22/04/20
A bit Larger:
SOLD OUT: eBay: 1 Pineapple guava (Feijoa sellowiana) 3L Pot Grown Edible Fruits Shrubs Plants* – Selling for £14.50 + £8.99 postage total: £23.49. 3 Litre pot is usually about a 19cm pot and the plants are shown in flower.
SOLD OUT: eBay: 1 Brazilan guava (Feijoa sellowiana Germini) 3L Pot Edible Fruits Shrubs Plants* – Same seller as above link – Selling for £14.50 + £8.99 postage total: £23.49. 3 Litre pot is usually about a 19cm pot and the plants are shown in flower.
Search all feijoas on eBay:
This link should show results for feijoas on eBay: Feijoas for sale on eBay*.
Let us know how you go.
If you do buy feijoas from eBay or Amazon it’d be great to hear how you get on. Trying to find more people growing feijoas in the UK to help grow the feijoa industry and increase the supply. Would love to hear from you in the comment section at the bottom of this page.
Growing from seed
It’s a slow process but can be done, there are a lot of seeds for sale on Amazon Feijoa seeds*. We currently have about 150 seedlings growing from Scottish grown fruit. Hoping to continue to improve British producing trees.
Pollination is done by a few UK birds and bees but is still best done by hand. There’s more about pollination for UK plants here: Growing Feijoas in the UK: Pollination. The seeds above are from the larger fruit shown on the pollination page. Hopefully you’ll soon have the same or even better sized feijoas as the ones we grow: Size of UK grown feijoa fruit.
Feijoas UK Newsletter:
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