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Feijoa Sellowiana.....(Pineapple Guava)

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Feijoa Sellowiana.....(Pineapple Guava)

My 1st flower....I grew this from seed 5 years ago when I 1st got my greenhouse...and its soooo worth the wait.....



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O how lovely Milky. You are a clever girl. I presume you keep it indoors.

27 Jun, 2011

 

No Cinders its planted outside for the last year...Its about 5 feet high, and its has 4 blooms on it....3 are still to open.....I was beginning to think I would never see a bloom as its facing north, but in a sheltered spot......especially after last winter.

27 Jun, 2011

 

Wow, thats beautiful.

27 Jun, 2011

 

You're bad Milky! The owner of a local independant nursery has been trying to sell me a mature shrub for a while - now I'll have to go and buy it at the weekend!!
It's lovely!

27 Jun, 2011

 

Lol Meanie!
Maureen, that is really something :-))

27 Jun, 2011

 

lovely Milky - glad it came out nice for you too :))))

28 Jun, 2011

 

Amazing colour and flower, well done you!

28 Jun, 2011

 

Sorry to make you spend again Meanie...lol....but it will be worth it....The blooms are beautiful, and thankyou Muddy Paul and Michaella.......

28 Jun, 2011

 

Fabulous ! certainly worth waiting for;0)

28 Jun, 2011

 

The fruits are supposed to be tasty to Milky...

28 Jun, 2011

amy
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You clever girl Maureen and so patient I would have thought it was never going to grow after 5 years ... it's stunning and well worth waiting for :o)

29 Jun, 2011

 

Dont think I will be seeing a fruit yet Meanie....its only got 4 flower bud in the 5 years I have been growing it Lol....so I wont hold my breathe....

29 Jun, 2011

 

If you can bear to do it, the petals are said to delicious Milky!

1 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie, Milky:

Yes, Feijao/Pineapple Guava flowers taste very good. This tree is very widely grown throughout CA. It's very hardy and the fruits on some of the larger varieties are very delicious!

Milky, if the fruit develops it should ripen by late summer.

2 Jul, 2011

 

Wow Milky how amazing is that? well done.

2 Jul, 2011

 

That's a lovely flower, Milky! You've been very patient to wait 5 years for it to bloom!

3 Jul, 2011

 

Delonix....I dont know if Im brave enough to munch on the flowers lol....Im happy just to see them, but I will watch to see if any fruits develop......Thanks Dotty and Balcony..

4 Jul, 2011

 

Fantastic!!!...

8 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Breda..........

9 Oct, 2011

 

Milky:

Did your flowers set fruit? And did they ripen?

9 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Andy....No they didnt set fruit, but the blooms were bonus enough for me.....

10 Oct, 2011

 

That's great you enjoyed the flowers, they are very beautiful! Maybe next year fruits will set...the only drawback is the fruit takes from 5 - 7 months to ripen.

10 Oct, 2011

 

Ha ha Oh dear Andy...We are lucky if we get that long with good weather......Lol

11 Oct, 2011

 

For what I remember: the trees here bloom in very early spring or late winter and ripen in late summer or early fall.

Yes, it's a long time. However, citrus and avocados take much longer to ripen (some orange varieties can take 12 - 14 months)

12 Oct, 2011

 

I shall just have to wait and see Andy.......lol

12 Oct, 2011

 

That's all you can do. :>)

13 Oct, 2011



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