Feijoa Nazemetz Patio Tree
Elliptical, dark green, leathery leaves have a silvery underside and are 1 to 2-1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Flowers appear in May through June with soft, puffy-looking pink petals surrounding a central pouf of long, bright-red stamens. The edible flowers have a sweet taste and can be used as a garnish or added to fruit salads. Pineapple guava reaches 15 feet tall and wide as a bush. When trained as a small tree, it can be 20 to 25 feet tall. Fruits range from 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long with blue-green or gray-green skin, sometimes showing some red or orange and with either a smooth or pebbly texture. Shapes vary from round, oval or pear-shaped depending on the cultivar. The entire fruit is aromatic even before it is ripe. The taste combines flavors of pineapple, guava and strawberry. Numerous cultivars developed in South America, Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States.