Feijoa Farming

Some fruit plants require much attention to grow. Others have to wait for years to bear fruits and get ripe. Fruits are very essential to your health. Feijoa unlike any other fruit trees grows very easy.

Feijoa farming is really great fun and at the same time, the best money maker farming business. You must try planting it once you learned about feijoa growing.

A feijoa grows so easy but you should start it with a quality stock. It has many varieties and most of them are self-fertilizing and they are bearing high quality fruits if they are cross-pollinated to at least another type of feijoa in the vicinity. Find out more about Feijoa farming and you will soon enjoy the benefits of the delicious and nutritious fruit it bears.

General Description

A feijoa is generally known as pineapple guava or guavasteen. Feijoa is a small, evergreen shrub that grows up to 4 meters or more in height. It bears attractive red flowers during spring months and its leaves are green on the upper parts and silvery grey on under side. Pineapple guava is a nutritious and delicious fruit. However it is unreasonably pricey on some occasion that it can be seen at local grocery stores.

Select a Planting Site

The location where you are planning your feijoa seed or tree must be a perfect one. You must consider if it has an adequate wind protection. The wind can break the limbs of the tree and it can cause slow. It slows down the growth by lowering the temperature and stopping it from getting adequate amount of water. Direct sunlight protection is very important and it does best with northern or southern exposure or a partial shade. Plant your feijoa tree at least 10 feet apart if there are other trees and plants near the plant site of your feijoa tree.

Process of Planting

Test firs the type of soil if it is necessary. Remember that feijoas do not grow in heavy clay or soil with high alkaline content. Plant it to a soil type that is fine. If you already found the good soil, then dig a hole and its width should be twice as the width of the feijoa’s container, just as deep. Fertilization is also very essential. Put a fertilizer around the excavated soil with slow release of blood and bone organic fertilizer as what the manufacturer’s instructed. Put the feijoa in the hole. Water the tree regularly.

Temperature

Feijoa trees get damaged under -5 degree Celsius. The early autumn frost also damages the late fruiting varieties. The root growth begins in spring if the soil temperature is 8-10 degrees Celsius in September until the autumn if temperature drops below.

Maintaining

To have successful feijoa farming, it is encouraged to build a good framework when training young plants to product fruits sooner. Feijoas grow on moist soils where there is a good drainage. During the fruiting season, the plant must get enough moisture. Other trees must be established with fewer branches to encourage new canopy growth and flowering.

1 Comment

  • anand shankar said on November 14, 2012
    I am resident of aurangabad, bihar, india. I have 15 acres of land with canal facilities. I want to start ayurvadic plantation there. please suggest how to start initially.
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