Just when you thought Guava couldn't get any better, you found the Coolidge Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana 'Coolidge'). This variety hits the perfect notes of sweet and acidic, giving it its highly desirable pineapple flavor. But these tropical fruits aren't the only aspect of this tree you'll adore. It's easy to grow, produces pleasantly showy flowers, and it's self- fertile.
If you've never tasted Guava, you need to! This flavor is both sweet and unique, making Guava the ideal fall to winter treat. Often made into a jelly and paired with cream cheese, this fruit is perfectly sweet without being overly sugary. This variety is often described as having a strawberry-pineapple flavor with hints of spearmint. Some people eat the tart rind, while others do not. And most people eat the tiny seeds.
Coolidge Pineapple Guavas grow from 1-inch to 3.5-inches in length. They can be round or elongated and bluish-green to bluish gray color. While these lovely fruits ripen, they release a floral and captivating scent that will delight you every time you step outside.
If you're a fan of charming flowers, the Coolidge Pineapple Guava offers those, too, from spring into summer. These flowers embody the subtropics. They bloom in bright red and white with dramatic red stamens tipped in honey yellow. Your tree may even produce flowers with deep purple accents.
Because of its fragrant fruit and lovely flowers, you'll want to show off the full glory of your Coolidge Pineapple Guava by planting it as a specimen in your front or backyard. Just be warned that planting it where your neighbors can see it, will elicit endless compliments and requests for these delicious fruits!
If you want to keep your Coolidge Pineapple Guava under wraps, it makes a phenomenal background shrub. Its glossy greenish-gray, leathery foliage will even assist you in keeping your privacy as a screen or healthy hedge plant.
This subtropical beauty is self-fruitful and happy to grow in full sun with low moisture. The Coolidge Pineapple Guava adapts well to a wide range of soil types. To increase your Guava's productivity, you can lightly prune it in summer after it's all done fruiting.
Give it winter protection in Zone 8. Plan to use a frost blanket during the coldest nights. Or, grow it in a container and move it to a sheltered spot. It will do very well in a container.
Once you have a Coolidge Pineapple Guava, you'll fall in love with it. This tree produces amazing fruit with a wide range of uses. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make your culinary creations shine with the bright flavor of Coolidge Pineapple Guavas.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Feijoa sellowiana 'Coolidge'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||White, Red, and Purple|
|Foliage Color||Glossy Gray Green|
|Fruiting Time||Fall - Winter|