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ACCA sellowiana 'Gemini'

Commonly known as Pineapple guava

Smooth, dark green skin and good flavour. Self-fertile but fruits better if grown with a different variety to act as a pollinator

 

  • Evergreen - elliptic-oblong leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long, white-woolly beneath
  • Red
  • White
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - small to medium fruits to 5cm (2in) long
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy shrub. Produces flowers singly from the upper leaf axils
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - sheltered site
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - self-fertile but pollination from 2 or more varieties is recommended for good fruiting
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - shallowly cup-shaped 4cm (1½in) across with long, red stamens
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - use loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in full light
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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