Medium to large, oval fruit. Smooth, thin, light-green skin with blue-green surface bloom, subject to bruising and purpling. Pulp well-developed, slightly gritty. Flavor very pleasant, quality excellent. Ripens mid to late-season. Tree upright and spreading, to 8 ft. tall, vigorous and productive. Self-fertile, and will pollinate Gemini.
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 6 to 10 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: Apollo Pineapple Guava likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Coolidge Pineapple Guava is self-fertile
Hardiness: Pineapple Guava is hardy to 5° F
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft. in height
Bloom Time: July
Ripening Time: November
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Apollo Pineapple Guava is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 6- 9, 12-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed