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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    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
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site

ACCA sellowiana 'Gemini'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2023 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023

 

  • 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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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Acca sellowiana - Care Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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