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Has anyone successfully grown feijoas?

Maine et Loire, France Fr

I grew a feijoa from seed about 15 years ago. It made a big shrub and we dug it up when we moved to France 6 years ago. It finally produced a single flower four years ago, and then died in the winter! I bought a 'proper' cultivar last season which I've put in a large pot. It's already got about 20 flowers. Do I need to pollinate these? Is it self fertile or does it need another plant? Although the plant is quite hardy, can I ripen the fruit in a temperate climate?


On plant Acca sellowiana or Feijoa Sellowiana

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I know nowt about them, but what a beautiful flower, quite magnificent.

20 Jun, 2009

 

Like Bamboo, i havent got a clue Bertie, but this is beautiful...:>)

20 Jun, 2009

 

Got this info, don't know if it's much use:
Fruits are only usually produced after a hot summer and often only if more than one plant is grown. Frost hardy. Needs sheltered, sunny site, light well drained soil, propagate by softwood cuttings in summer.
'spect you know all that already, but it's all I can find.

20 Jun, 2009

 

as far as i know they are self fertile, but wont produce flowers until 3 or 4years old.
Lack of water will cause fruit drop and they can be tender in the cold.

20 Jun, 2009

 

I forgot to quote my source, which is what we're supposed to do, slapped wrist; the info came from the RHS

20 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for all the advice. I will let everyone know if I get any fruit this year. If not, I don't mind waiting as the flowers are really beautiful in any case.

21 Jun, 2009

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