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Are guavas and feijoas self pollinating?  RSS feed

 
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Are guavas self pollinating?Are feijoas too?
Do some varieties produce better when pollinated with other varieties?
Should i buy 2 varieties of each fruit plant or can i just buy one variety?
2 varieties would be better,right?
 
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Guava and Feijoas can self pollinate but there are pollinators that love to help. You don't need more than one variety and you don't need two or more trees to harvest fruit.

Both are subtropical and can't survive below 30 degree f temps. Both are best propagated by layering or grafting.

Hope that helps you out.

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Lots of the Myrtaceae that have big, showy flowers are trying to attract nectar feeding birds. All the places in the southern hemisphere where myrtles are endemic tend to have birds that depend on them. In NZ we have tuis and bellbirds, for example, and they're spending a lot of time in the feijoas right now (not to mention the flax). Next month they'll be in the pohutukawas and around May they'll be arguing over the big blue swamp eucalyptus in the middle of the property.

I also see lots of bumblebees in the feijoas. Don't know about honeybees...they're in full flower right now so I'll pay closer attention and report back.
 
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