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Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana)
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The green fruits smell like pineapple and taste sweet-sour. They can be eaten fresh or mixed in salads or pies. The white-red flowers are quite graceful.

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2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 20 seeds

 

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Common name:
Feijoa / Pineapple Guava

Origin:
Highlands Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina

Description:
The Feijoa or Pineapple Guava is a container plant with green, egg-shaped fruits that taste sweet-sour and smell like pineapples. They can be eaten fresh or, for example, be mixed in salads or pies. The flesh is white, with in glassy seed compartments in the middle (like a cucumber).

The plant is evergreen and can withstand several degrees of frost. At lower temperatures, you should move the plant indoors and let it overwinter at a low temperature. The special flowers are white with red stamens and are also edible. Sometimes they are used as a topping for a dish in an upscale restaurant. 

It is easily kept species. A spot with partial shade is sufficient.

Germination instructions:
First soak the seeds for several days in lukewarm water. Then sow them in sowing mix and let them germinate at around 25 degC. Keep the soil constantly moist. Germination occurs normally within a few weeks. 

Sowing time:
All year round

 

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Pauwels Yvan - 20-09-2015 00:44

Over 3 jaar is het in Belgie -19°geweest .En ik heb twee panten in volle grond zonder bescherming die nu 1 m 50 hoog zijn, die planten zijn nu 5 jaar in volle grond en in het voorjaar waren ze vol in bloem

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