Image of an attractive, bushy Unqiue Feijoa tree, as sold by Urban Bounty NZ.  It has oval silver-green leaves with pointed tips.  It produces red flowers and delicious green fruit in autumn.

Feijoa (Unique)

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Unique Feijoa is New Zealand's only truly self-fertile Feijoa variety.  We love it because it is an early season Feijoa  and a prolific cropper.  (No need to wait too long for your autumn Feijoa fix!)

Urban Bounty Unique Feijoa come in a 3 litre pot. 

About Unique 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 Unique Feijoa variety is perfect in a raised garden box or for edible hedging.  It is especially suited to coastal and tropical garden settings, but we think that almost every Kiwi garden should have one of these classics in it! 

Unique Feijoa is an early season Feijoa that crops in early Aril.  It grows up to 3 metres high and 2.5 metres wide.  Size and shape can easily be managed by pruning.  

Culinary Uses for Unique Feijoa (Pineapple Guava, Guavasteen)

The texture of Feijoa is a like a ripe Pear, but with a heart of delicious jelly-like pulp. The taste is citrusy, floral, sweet and sour all at the same time. This is such a versatile fruit - - delicious raw, preserved or in baking.  Try making a fizzy Feijoa cordial  or a Kombucha using the while fruit - skins and all.  

Growing Conditions - Unique Feijoa 

Feijoa can be planted all year round, but autumn and spring are ideal times to plant.  While Unique Feijoa is a self-fertile variety, our advice is that you will always 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 Feijoa 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 - Unique 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, but you will need to keep on top of Guava Moth in the upper North Island.

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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