Country of Origin: Brazil (S. Minas Gerais) to Argentina (Misiones)
Description: This evergreen shrub or small tree from South America is a useful landscape ornamental with its showy flowers and grey-green leaves. It is hardy and withstands 14°F. The fruit has green skin covered with white powder, is oblong to 3" and has sweet/acid white pulp. It should be harvested immediately after it falls. (Holding out your hand is the "tongue-in-cheek" recommended method.) It is eaten fresh, makes a good jelly or the pureed pulp dries to a flavorful leather.
Syn. Acca sellowiana
USDA Zone: 8-9
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 199200436
Provenance: 10 September 2014 - name corrected from Feijoa sellowiana to Acca sellowiana.