Factsheet F27: Acca (Feijoa) sellowiana – Pineapple guava


The Feijoa or pineapple guava (Acca or Feijoa sellowiana) is a relative of the tropical guava, and is native to extreme southern Brazil, northern Argentina, western Paraguay and Uruguay where it grows wild in the mountains. It is cultivated in the highlands of Chile and other southern American countries, in southern and western Europe, in India in home gardens at temperate elevations, in New Zealand (producing some 400 tonnes per year) and California (where some 400 hectares/1000 acres are planted); also in Georgia (former USSR) where over 1000 ha (2500 acres) are cultivated.

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