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Acca sellowiana - Brazilian guava

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Can I keep the Brazilian guava as a balcony plant?
Good Morning,
Yes, that is possible. As soon as freezing temperatures are announced, the guava must be very well protected or placed in a cool (but frost-free), light place.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 03/09/2021

Hello,
I would be interested in the rate of growth per year and the width that the Feijoa can get.
As a container plant that also spends the winter outside, it is not suitable, did I get that right? I live in the Rhine-Neckar area. It's not below -5 degrees for long here, but that can happen (this winter in particular was very cold, who knows how it will be in the future).
Thank you in advance!
Good Morning,
Depending on the conditions, the Feijoa grows around 20 cm per year. It becomes up to 1.5 m wide
-5 ° C is the maximum that the Feijoa can withstand for such a short time. If frost is the order of the day, you should definitely protect them well - and if there is actually a week of winter like this year, it would be good if you can put them in a bright garage or a cold hallway for this time.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 03/02/2021

Hello,
hope you can help me?!?! I have an Acca sellowiana - Brazilian guava, this is in the cellar to overwinter in artificial light with plant lamps ... The leaves have been falling off for some time. At first I didn't think anything about it, because new shoots have also come ... But now these leaves are also falling off ...
Don't have a cool room, the agave is at 22 degrees. The leaves are partly dry or half withered and the withered parts are also very dark ...
What can I do to save the trunk ??? Can you help me?
Many Thanks!
Good Morning,
unfortunately that is difficult to say. If the leaves fall off, the Acca sellowiana may be too wet or too dry. You would have to carefully pull them out of the pot and see whether the roots look healthy or are perhaps decaying. The earth can be moist, but not wet - and the plant cannot tolerate backwater. You can't see pests (spider mites, fungus gnats, lice, etc.)?
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 01/14/2021

How can you fertilize a guava manually?
Good Morning,
Since the guava is self-fertile, it should be sufficient to pick up the pollen from the stamens with a soft brush and transfer them to the pistil in the center of the flower.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 02/26/2020

Good day,
I have read that the Acca Sellowiana does not tolerate calcareous water, is that correct? Our tap water is unfortunately very hard and I have been watering the plant with it for a while now, but of course I don't want to destroy it.
Unfortunately, we cannot say whether the Brazilian guava does not tolerate the calcareous water well. The compatibility is certainly also essentially dependent on the hardness of the water. The peat-containing substrate will initially buffer part of the lime, but if you are unsure, it is better to water the Brazilian guava with rainwater in the future, this is best for all plants.
With best regards
The Eggert tree nursery

Entry added on: 07/13/2018

Good day,
Last week you kindly delivered me two Acca sellowiana plants. In your questionnaire I read that the optimal winter conditions for this are temperatures between 0-5 degrees.
However, I wanted to overwinter the plants in the terracotta pot in our (cool) bedroom (18 degrees) in front of a pane of glass. Do you think this is conceivable or rather unfavorable for the plants?
Many thanks in advance for your reply!
Best regards!
Good Morning,
that should actually work. The warmer and drier the room, the greater the chance the guavas will catch pests, especially spider mites. You have to keep an eye on the guavas and be careful when ventilating them when it's freezing outside.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 09/27/2017

Hello,
I bought a Brazilian guava and need to repot it as soon as possible. Which soil is optimal for this plant?
Good Morning,
- use a substrate made of approx. 80% white peat and 20% gravel, expanded clay or similar material,
- aggregates such as stone meal, horn shavings or compost can also be used,
- fertilize the substrate with a complete nutrient fertilizer (4 grams of fertilizer per liter of substrate),
- Limescale the substrate so that you achieve a pH value of 5.5 to 6.0.
Good potting soil fulfills these conditions. The guava should be repotted in a slightly larger container every 2 to 3 years and the substrate should be re-fertilized annually with 2 to 3 grams of complete nutrient fertilizer per liter of substrate (or according to the package insert).
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 03/15/2017

Good day,
I received the Brazilian guava from you today, November 18th, 2016 (container plant). I want to transplant them into a bigger pot. What earth? Can I use soil for "Mediterranean plants / citrus soil" or what do you recommend? Where do I put you for the winter, light or dark? Cool or warm, and how do I water it?
Would be grateful for your information. Kind regards!
Good Morning,
no special potting soil is required, a simple peat substrate for potted plants is sufficient. You should overwinter the guava (Acca sellowiana) in any case light and cool - an optimum would be 0-5 ° C. It is watered as required: In winter it does not need much, but since it is evergreen, it evaporates a little and you should occasionally check that the soil does not dry out.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 11/28/2016

Very dear team,
I only recently found your Feijoa Q&A page and never knew how best to cut it. Unfortunately it is now very light, there are almost no leaves in the lower half, rather bare branches. One, two, new shoots.
Can I cut back the feijoa radically? The plant is in a pot on the balcony, is about 1.80 m high.
Many Thanks!
Good Morning,
if the feijoa (Acca sellowiana) is as far as can be seen healthy and fit, you can also cut it back radically. As a rule, there are enough sleeping eyes in the lower area so that it sprouts vigorously and builds up nice and bushy.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 04/21/2016

I live in Mallorca and have a 6 year old beautiful guava. We're moving and want to take the plant with us. Can I dig up the guava? Should I cut them down first?
Good Morning,
if the guava (Acca sellowiana) has spent its 6 years on the same site, it is borderline - but with good care, transplanting is just about possible. It should be dug up with the largest possible bale and cut back in any case. The pruning ensures that the relationship between roots and leaf mass is more balanced again.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 03/27/2015

At what minus temperatures do you have to protect the plant outdoors? How does she cope with a lot of wind?
Good Morning,
the guava, Acca sellowiana, can withstand temperatures as low as -5 ° C, but not in the long term. She also doesn't like icy winds, because she would suffer a lot. Better is a protected, warm location and wintering in a cold house.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 10/22/2014

Is the plant a Triumph or Mammouth and are these plants grafted?
Unfortunately, we do not have any grafted guavas in our program, only the simple Art Acca sellowiana, which is propagated by sowing.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 02/08/2014

When is the best time to cut my Brazilian guava and what should the ripe fruits look like?
The Brazilian guava, Acca sellowiana, should be pruned annually, otherwise it will be very light and long shoots. It is best to cut back the shoots by 1/3 to 1/4 in early spring, in such a way that the plant then has a roughly pyramidal shape.
The fruits of the Brazilian guava look a little like small, blue-green avocados; the flesh is white to light yellow. However, the likelihood that the fruits of a container plant will ripen in Central Europe is relatively low (if it is not in a greenhouse).
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 11/19/2012

Can the Acca sellowiana be kept low by pruning it back (maximum 60 cm). Fruits are not important to me, but flowers would be desirable. I would like to plant them in an anteroom in the entrance area - not heated, just over 0 ° in winter.
The guava, Acca sellowania, can be cut very well. Keeping them compact is therefore not a problem; it may bloom a little less if it is cut back very heavily.
A location in the entrance area with temperatures down to 0 ° is well suited as long as it is very bright all year round.
With best regards
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 06/16/2012

Hello!
How big can the Brazilian guava get? Is it cut compatible?
The Brazilian guava (Acca sellowiana) can reach a size of approx. 200 cm at the age of 10, provided the cultivation conditions are good. The guava should be cut once a year so that it can branch well. Uncut specimens usually develop very light and misshapen.
Acca sellowiana can only be cultivated as a container or winter garden plant in most areas of Germany, as it is not sufficiently frost-hardy outdoors.
greeting
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 02/01/2012

Hello!
I wanted to ask if the plant is self-fertilizing.
Acca sellowiana is self-fruiting. The flower of the Brazilian guava is hermaphroditic, which means that both the male and the female sexual trait are combined in one flower. Planting two or more specimens can only increase the fruit yield a little.
greeting
Your Eggert Nursery

Entry added on: 01/09/2011

How do I get my Acce sellowiana to bloom and can I expect fruit set? Which location does Acca prefer?
We assume that these plants only bloom and fruit from a certain age, so only older specimens will bloom and even older ones will fruit. You probably can't force it.
Location: warm and sunny with culturally moist soil, appropriate protection in winter --- All in all, only recommended as a container plant in Germany. MfG C. Kulp

Entry added on: 05/15/2010

Hello, I would like to ask what variety is the Acca Sellowiana?
It's just the simple kind, not a variety.
C. Kulp

Entry added on: 11/20/2009

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