Feijoa?

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    Heidi Bells New Member

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    Hello all! I absolutely fell in love with feijoa while I was in New Zealand. I'm trying to get a source for some seeds so I can try growing my own here in Vancouver, in a container. Does anyone have any feijoa, or seeds?
    And if you ever get the chance to try them, they are unlike anything I'd ever tasted before, totally wild!!
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They are an interesting fruit, absolutely. I can't say I loved the taste of the fruit when I had it, but maybe one develops a taste for it.

    I suspect a few of the specialty local nurseries would have it -- or maybe some of the zone-pushing growers who frequent the forums here.
     
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    Thanks! I'll call around and see. :)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Multiple independent garden centers down here stock them. Usually seedlings but sometimes supposedly clonal, named horticultural selections. So maybe there is a presence up there also.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I bought a seedling Feijoa from GardenWorks on Lougheed in Burnaby in 2018 and noted that Port Kells Nurseries has the Mammoth variety in their catalog. I also bought seeds in 2018 and now have 30 one and two year old seedlings that have survived outside in Burnaby, with only a loose mulch for winter protection. The seedlings are easy to start, requiring no special care.
     
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    Garden Works has them and I'm picking one up on Tuesday! Thanks for the info. Cheers :)
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Some Feijoas are self-fertile and others are not. It would be safer to have two seedling plants or two different varieties, if you want fruit.
     
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    Oh terrific point! Thank you.
    ...2 it is :)
     

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