Pineapple Guava
Acca sellowiana
(formerly Feijoa sellowiana)

Photos by Sergei Kazantsev (left) and Jocelyn Kinghorn (right)

One of the EASIEST and MOST REWARDING fruit trees to grow! This South American EVERGREEN shrub/tree has naturalized in many parts of the U.S. needing little to no care or additional water to bloom and fruit magnificently! Naturally forms a dense, multi-branched shrub up to 15’ tall and wide, but can easily be pruned to any shape or size. In Spring, pink and white flowers emerge with sweet, edible, marshmallowy petals. 2-4”, green, leathery, ovoid fruits follow, ripening in Autumn/Winter. Fruits are ready when they easily fall off the tree. The skin is edible, but not yummy, so scoop or suck out the sweet pineappley flesh. Makes a wonderful jam that needs no additional sugar! Fruits best with cross-pollination – so plant two for a larger yield.

Plant Unicorn

Sun/Part Shade

Low/Avg. Water

Perennial Shrub/Tree
USDA zones 8-10