Coolidge Pineapple Guava
Coolidge Pineapple Guava is one of the best varieties for gardeners in cooler climates. This early-ripening, self-fertile variety bears good crops of very large, dark green, tasty fruit.
You deserve to have this hardy, exotic and beautiful evergreen shrub on your patio or in your yard. Pineapple Guava features dark, glossy green foliage with a whitish-silver cast underneath and striking flowers, crimson red in the center with sweet and tasty pink petals. Some compare the flavor to cotton candy. Following the flowers are dark green, apricot size or larger fruit with the flavors of mint and pineapple. Naturally compact, Pineapple Guava is also one the most drought resistant plants we know of.
Pineapple Guava likes half day to full sun and well-drained soil. Some varieties are self-fertile while other need another variety or seedling for cross-pollination. Pineapple Guava is hardy to 5 degrees F or below (USDA Zone 7) and grows to 8-12 ft. in height at maturity. It blooms in July and the fruit ripens in November. Pineapple Guava is not bothered by pest or diseases.
Latin Name: Feijoa sellowiana
Site and Soil: Pineapple Guava likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Pineapple Guava Seedling
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to 5° F
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, mint and pineapple flavors
Fruit Skin: Dark green
Fruit Flesh: Clear/cream
Fruit Size: Apricot-sized
Bloom Time: July
Ripening Time: November
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pineapple Guava is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-10