Friday, April 4, 2014

Pineapple Guava or what?

Just before Christmas I bought some pineapple guava seeds. For those who don't know what a pineapple guava is, here is a brief introduction. The pineapple guava tree originates from Brazil and it is very popular in New Zealand where it is sometimes called the New Zealand banana. The fruit tastes like a pineapple mixed with strawberry. But in all honestly I've never eaten one so I am only saying that because that's what I read on the internet. The pineapple guava favours a subtropical and low humidity climate. So not exactly the match for a London garden?

Well I decided that I didn't want to spend too much money buying a pineapple guava tree but that it would be worth trying to grow it from seed - it only costed a couple of pounds. Only two of the seeds germinated properly.
Now three months later, I have two tiny plants. Trouble is that they should look similar but they don't. One is a pineapple guava and the other is obviously an impostor.
Feijoa Sellowiana or what?

Feijoa Sellowiana or what?

The second question is then what is the other mysterious plant? I am really curious so I will let it grow for a couple of more months and hopefully I will discover the mystery plant. Any specialist in Pineapple guavas please let me know :)

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting plant. Haven't heard about it, but I'm sure it will be interesting experience for you growing it.