Feijoa (Wiki Tu)

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For many Kiwis, the humble Feijoa is a seasonal treat that brings back memories of childhood. Unfortunately Feijoa from the shops just don't taste quite as delicious as homegrown.  Grow this compact, easy-care tree in your small garden and you won't look back!

Urban Bounty Wiki Tu Feijoa saplings come in a PB6.5 or 5 litre pot. 

What are Feijoa (Pineapple Guava, Guavasteen)?

A native of South America, Feijoa are a small evergreen fruit tree with silver-green leaves.  In late winter, they produce loads of delicious sage green fruit with a luscious creamy centre.  Before fruiting, they are covered with white/light pink flowers with clusters of red stamen.  

The compact Wiki Tu Feijoa variety is perfect in a half wine barrel or in a hedge.  They work particularly well in a coastal or tropical garden too.  Although it can grow to 2.5 metres high, the Wiki Tu Feijoa is a slow growing tree, and its size can easily be managed by pruning. 

Culinary Uses for Feijoa (Pineapple Guava, Guavasteen)

The texture of Feijoa is a like Pear or Guava, but with a bonus jelly-like centre.  The taste is citrusy, floral, sweet and sour all at the same time. We love Feijoa eaten as nature intended - cut in half, scoop out the centre and eat on the spot! You can also preserve or stew Feijoa, make chutney, or add them to your favourite fruit crumble.  Adventurous foodies might also enjoy exploring the joy of making Feijoa-infused vodka! 

Growing Conditions - Feijoa 

Feijoa can be planted all year round, but autumn and spring are ideal times to plant.  Wiki Tu Feijoa is partly self-fertile, but you will get a much better fruit crop if you plant it close to another Feijoa variety.  You can expect fruit 2 - 3 years after planting.)  Companion plant with Pineapple Sage, Chives, Marigold, Borage and Calendula.   

Feijoa trees thrive in full sun, with shelter from the wind.  They like mildly acidic soil, but will adapt to most soil types.  Once established, they tolerate frost.  Although it is important to water your trees deeply and regularly from mid-late summer when the fruit is developing, you should avoid over-watering, as they don't cope well with water-logged soil.  To much water can also dilute the flavour of the fruit. Feijoa trees like similar fertiliser to citrus.  

Feijoa trees need protection from pests like Guava moth.  Sprinkle Neem oil at the base, and (importantly) regularly clear up dropped leaves and fruit from around the base of the trees.  

Preferred Climate - Wiki Tu Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)

These trees are frost hardy, so can be grown in most parts of New Zealand, including Canterbury, Otago and Southland.  They grow well in the North Island too, although Guava Moth can be an issue in the upper North Island.  (We companion plant with Pineapple Sage, and use Neem oil to help with this issue.)

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

 

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