Acca sellowiana

Names

Names

Scientific: Acca sellowiana

English: Feijoa

Portuguese: Feijoa

Origins

Origins

Family: Myrtaceae

Origin: South America

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAcca sellowiana
English NameFeijoa, Pineapple guava, Guavasteen
Portuguese NameFeijoa, Goiaba-serrana, Goiaba-ananás
German NameBrasilianische Guave, Feijoa, Ananas-Guave
FamilyMyrtaceae
OriginSouth America
HabitatMild temperatures, subtropical and tropical climates
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationSalty soil tolerancy and partially shaded sites. If temperatures down to about -9 ° C, the plant may not bear fruit because the flower buds are sensitive to cold and frost. The plant is very demanding in water when fruits are maturing.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from October to January
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from May to June. H: 1-7 m, Ø 3 m
Description of smells and flavorsThe fruit is sweet and aromatic flavor which reminds the taste of pineapple, apple and mint.
Properties MedicinalUnknown
Properties EdibilityThe fruit can be consumed natural or used in confectionery (cakes and jellies).
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: fruit 
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe common name "Feijoa" honors João Feijó Portuguese botanist born in the colony of Brazil, being awarded by the German botanist Otto Berg.

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