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Feijoa, Acca - Acca sellowiana

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GeneralitŠ°

Feijoa or acca sellowiana is an evergreen shrub native to South America, cultivated in Africa, southern Italy and Australia. It has rounded and branched growth habit, with fairly slow growth; the bark is smooth, light gray in color, the new shoots are slightly pubescent. The leaves are light green, thick, shiny and leathery, silvery on the lower page, oval in shape, with short petiole. In late spring it produces large pinkish white flowers with long coral red stamens; in summer the flowers are followed by the fruits, of an elongated oval shape, 4-8 cm long, of green color, sometimes suffused with yellow or orange, edible, which ripen without problems in the warmest areas of our peninsula.


Exposure

The feijoa can be placed in full sun, but in this case they need to be shaded in the hottest months of the year; generally they are planted in partial shade. The plants of acca sellowiana they can bear temperatures close to -10 ° C, even lower for short periods; they generally resist winds, even brackish ones, without problems.

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