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Offline loupgarou

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pineapple guava
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:30:09 PM »
I planted 3 pineapple guava bushes/trees about 2.5 years ago and found the first fruits on the ground today.  My understanding is they are ready once they drop.  There were four fruits I had been watching.  One is still hanging on.  They aren't the size of the ones I have seen online, but they are edible.  It has the consistency of a pear with a citrus/tart taste.  Can't say they compare to any other fruit I have tried.  Anyone else have one planted?






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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 09:31:30 PM »
I have what is labeled as a Mexican quava............it's three year's old. It has produced one piece of fruit that had a pink flesh.......it was fantastic!!

The flood set it back some this summer.......but I am expecting good things

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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 08:23:16 PM »
Good luck with the guava.

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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 05:20:45 AM »
I have one, plenty of flowers on it. Tree looks exactly like yours Loupgarou. They are also caled Feijoa here. I have never tried the fruit as it hasn't produced yet.
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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 12:09:47 PM »
 I have a few of these that are about 8 years old . They are truly a no maintenance tree. Everyone's taste is different but to me the fruit have a mint taste.  If you are not eating the flower petals you are missing a treat.

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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 09:18:05 PM »
First year I got a lot of blooms. This year, very few. I have tried the leaves of the blooms. Has a banana/pineapple taste.

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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 09:30:50 PM »
A few years ago I visited New Zealand an as Vince said they call them Feijoa there an I tasted a few.  As I recall they were tart but not unpleasant
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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 08:50:32 AM »
I have one too but no fruit.  This was the first year planted in the ground.  May be next year.  When do your guys flower, in the fall time?
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Re: pineapple guava
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 07:44:48 PM »
  When do your guys flower, in the fall time?

I havent paid attention. If Id had to guess, Id say late spring early summer.  I found the following online and that makes sense based where I got fruit. They were on branches I trimmed back for mower clearance:

The pineapple guava does not require pruning, but a light pruning will help increase the next year's fruit production as the flowers develop on new growth.