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ACCA

Commonly known as Pineapple guava

(Feijoa)

Genus of 2 or 3 species of evergreen shrubs occuring on dry upland slopes, in scrub and open woodland in subtropical South America.

Salt and drought tolerant, A. sellowiana makes an unusual hedge in mild coastal sites. Egg-sized fruit is possible from a cool greenhouse in a long, hot summer. Requires 50 hours of chilling to initiate fruiting.

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
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Self-fertile but pollination from 2 or more varieties is recommended for good fruiting. Where temperatures fall below 5°C (41°F) grow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory
    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
    Coastal / windswept
    Can be used as hedging in mild, coastal areas
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • 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
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ACCA

ACCA sellowiana

ACCA sellowiana

Pineapple guava

grey foliage, with handsome wine-red edible flowers and fruit. Will grow outside in milder climates

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£65.00 each 
ACCA sellowiana 'Mammoth'

ACCA sellowiana 'Mammoth'

Pineapple guava

large regular shaped fruits with rough skin

 
£18.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
ACCA sellowiana 'Triumph'

ACCA sellowiana 'Triumph'

Pineapple guava

later fruiting variety with a mild flavour

 
£18.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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