University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Feijoa, Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana)

Pineapple guava is a densely foliated, gray-green evergreen shrub or small tree which grows 10 to 15 high and wide. The simple leaves are arranged oppositely on the stems. They are elliptic to oblong in shape, hairy, and two to four inches long. Solitary flowers have four edible petals, with many protruding red stamens. The edible fruits are round or egg-shaped, one to three inches long with waxy blue-green or gray-green skin around a juicy greenish-white pulp.