Ramsey Pineapple Guava
One of our favorites and a particularly good variety for the Pacific Northwest, Ramsey is prized for its very large fruit and sweet, flavorful flesh. Ramsey features an attractive, upright growth habit and ripens in mid-season.
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.
Read our Pineapple Guava growing guide HERE
Latin Name: Acca sellowiana
Site and Soil: Ramsey Pineapple Guava likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Pineapple Guava seedling
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile but produces more fruit with another variety planted nearby.
Hardiness: Hardy to 5° F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, mint and pineapple flavors
Fruit Skin: Green
Fruit Flesh: Cream/white
Bloom Time: July
Ripening Time: November
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pineapple Guava is not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10