Pineapple guava, also known as Feijoa sellowiana as well as Guavasteen, is an attractive, evergreen tree or shrub with many landscape uses.
It’s ideal for warm climates and well suited to home gardens.
The edible flowers bloom in May, followed in late summer or fall by sweet, fragrant fruit.
The fruit, known as feijoa matures in in the fall, is green, oval shaped and about the size of a chicken egg.
The fruit has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which tastes like pineapple, apple and mint. The flesh is juicy and is divided into a clear, gelatinous seed pulp and a firmer, opaque flesh nearer to the skin. The fruit falls to the ground when ripe and is at its fullest flavor, but can be picked from the tree before falling to prevent bruising.
The plant can grow up to 12 to 15 feet tall and wide or pruned to be kept small.