Waimea Nurseries

How to Guide

Grow Feijoas

 

SOIL

Feijoas can be grown in most soils but prefer well drained, fertile soils. 

PLANTING SITE

Sunny position is best. 

WATERING

Water well during the early stages, during long dry periods and when the fruit is developing.

CLIMATE

Feijoas fruit best in warmer areas of the country. Early ripening varieties are best for colder areas. 

GENERAL CARE

Feijoas are easy to grow. Prune Feijoas to an open tree to allow bird pollination, wind movement and sunlight for fruit ripening. 

PESTS & DISEASES

Feijoas are affected by very few pests and diseases. 

PLANTING IDEAS

Feijoas can be grown as specimen trees, in a row as a hedge and pruned as a standard. Compact growing varieties can be grown in containers. 

FRUIT

Fruit ripens from late Summer into Autumn. The fruit is ready when it falls to the ground and when it can be easily pulled from the tree. 

POLLINATION

Some varieties are self fertile, but will produce heavier and more regular crops if pollinated by one or more varieties. Plant at least two varieties to ensure cross pollination and good fruiting. 

TREE SIZE

Height varies by variety, ranging from 2-4m. 

 

REGIONAL VARIETY RECOMMENDATIONS

NORTH ISLAND, TOP OF SOUTH ISLAND & WEST COAST

All varieties

CANTERBURY, OTAGO &  SOUTHLAND

Apollo, Pounamu and Unique.