Has anyone had any success with Fejoa trees in Brisbane? I have a few that have been in for years but are still not producing. They have had the odd flower and fruit, but not enough to do anything with. It could be because they have not been watered or fertilised, though I have now remedied that. Am I wasting my time caring for these trees?
Lyn, did you have any further sucess with your fejoa? I am looking at planting some but only have limited space - so even though they are my favorite fruit, I dont want to take up all that valueble planting space if I only get a couple of fruits each year. . . .
No I haven't had any luck, though I know they grow them commercially up Noosa way, so I guess it can be done with the right variety.
I have resorted to the fejoa vodka :)
Oh I love that stuff. But thank you for the update, one less plant (unfortunately, as it is my absolute favorite) I need to keep on the list of 'maybe'
Noosa hinterland is a tad cooler than here on the coast which may explain why they do well there. At the Nursery, we sold dozens of Feijoa plants but never heard again from the buyers.
Did you used to operate a nursery, Elaine?
No :-) ! I worked at the now defunct Gardenway at Granard Road (there's a Bunnings on the site now) and later at Fairfield Gardens Nursery which may not still be operating.
I have a friend growing Feijoa. I'll ask him how his are doing.
I had one growing on my last property (acreage at Cashmere - so still local to me here at Strathpine). It used to crop well from memory but was a magnet for the dreaded fruit fly. I rarely got any worthwhile fruit from it. Too long back to remember which variety.
His hasn't fruited either.