Feijoa (Grafted)

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May 172015
 

Feijoas are one of those excellent garden plants that comfortably double as an ornamental and as an edible. If you are however, more concerned with the edible side of things then you may want to consider using a grafted feijoa instead.

Why use a grafted feijoa?

Seedling grown feijoas have the advantage of being cheaper and readily available. They are perfect if you require an ornamental hedge where the fruit is a bonus. If however, the size and quality of the fruit is a major consideration, then a grafted feijoa has several advantages:

  • They will fruit years earlier
  • Superior quality cultivars are grafted onto sturdy rootstock
  • You can research which feijoa you want, and reliably get it, without the variability in fruit quality and size of seedling grown stock

Mammoth
Large, round to oval fruit. Slightly wrinkled thick skin. Flesh somewhat gritty, quality and flavour very good. Matures early in midseason. Softer and not as good a shipper as Triumph. Tree of upright habit, to 3m tall, strong growing. Self-fertile, but bears more fruit with cross-pollination.

White Goose
Large fruit with very sweet flavour and mildly aromatic smooth soft juicy pulp. Upright and vigorous plant. Early season March/April. Very cold tolerant.

Triumph
Juicy cream coloured flesh, mildly aromatic. Excellent sharp flavour. Late season. Oval. Upright vigorous growth. Tree approximately 4mx4m

Nazemetz
Very large, egg or pear-shaped fruit from self fertile flowers. However it is more fruitful when a pollinating variety planted close by. Nazemetz fruits have translucent, very sweet and flavourful flesh and ripen autumn through winter. Unlike most Feijoas, the flesh does not darken after being cut, but retains its clear colour.