Guava grows in Massachusetts

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We are excited to report our first Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana) flowers in the greenhouse. Being self-fertile our hope is to have our first guava fruit soon. What a beautiful flower, petals taste almost as good as any fruit we’ve grown. They’re so sweet and fresh, birds tend to be a common pollinator around the world. In our greenhouse we hand pollinate, along with a few visiting bees. Also called Feijoa, and guavasteen it needs some cold to flower. Since we reached 25 degrees F in the bioshelter this winter, the bush is thriving and the flowers are popping. Look for another post this fall regarding the delicious fruit!

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