Growing Feijoas in your Backyard

When to plant feijoa tree?
Mid-autumn to early spring - the earlier the better, as in autumn there is still some summer heat in the soil to drive plant growth before winter.

Where to plant your feijoa tree?
When planting your feijoa tree in the grown it is important finding the correct location for planting. Choose a spot in the garden that has full sun exposure or at least 6 hours of sun a day. 

What soil and fertiliser to use?

Use a good layer of blood and bone or equivalent in the bottom of the hole
Put a layer of fertiliser on top of garden mix - our pick is the Natural Citrus & Fruit.

Planting your feijoa tree:

  • Dig a hole about twice as wide as the pot and just a little bit deeper
  • Remove the plant from pot, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots
  • Put Feijoa tree in hole and put a stake in before backfilling - Find a good strong point on the tree and tie it off with the stake
  • Once your feijoa tree is planted, soak Feijoa Tree in water
  • To help prevent against any transplant shock, we recommend seaweed tonic
  • Apply mulch or gravel around the feijoa tree, this will helps keep weeds away and retain moisture in the soil

Harvesting your feijoa tree:

  • Be patient with your feijoa tree, it can take up to three years your feijoa tree to produce fruit, longer if starting from seed. 
  • Let your feijoa fruit fall naturally from the tree, or if they're easily plucked from the stem.
  • Different variety are available that start early (Anatoki, Kaiteri, Kakariki, Unique), mid (Kakapo, Apollo, Pounamu, Wiki Tu) or late (Antoinette, Den’s Choice, Mammoth, Opal Star, Triumph, White Goose, Bambina, Golden Goose) 
  • Harvest season is usually early autumn to early winter so why not plant different variety to take advantage of a full harvest season. 

Helpful tips:

  • Feijoas will benefit from a good deep watering once or twice a week. 
  • Only the Unique variety is self-fertile. All other varieties need to cross-pollinate with at least one other variety which flowers/fruits at the same time to get fruit.