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Care of the plant Acca sellowiana or Feijoa.

Care of the plant Acca sellowiana or Feijoa

Acca is a botanical genus of shrubs and small trees native to South America. The genus comprises three species: Acca sellowiana, Acca lanuginosa and Acca macrostema.

Common names: Guavasteen, Pineapple guava, Feijoa.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 5 meters in height. They have leathery leaves of bright green color, elliptical shape and opposite arrangement. They bloom in summer with flowers (white on the outside and purple on the inside) with fleshy petals and red stamens. They produce edible berries with a pleasant smell and green color with white pulp.

They can be grown in large pots and in the garden in groups or as isolated specimens.

Acca sellowiana needs to be sheltered from the wind and in sun or semi-shade exposure. They resist cold to about -3 ºC.

The soil can be a garden soil with a third of coarse sand.

Water once a week in summer, every 10-15 days in spring, every 20 in autumn and sparingly in winter.

Organic fertilizer is not recommended but mineral fertilizer is recommended every 15 days in spring and summer.

It's advisable to prune the tips of the branches after harvesting the fruits.

It can be attacked by aphids and, in humid climates, by fungi.

Propagate in spring or summer by semi-woody cuttings.

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Acca sellowiana
Acca sellowiana
Acca sellowiana
Acca sellowiana
Acca sellowiana
 

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